24 JAN – 17 FEB 2018
For her sixth solo show at the gallery, Jade Pegler presents a series of 2D fabric works pinned to the wall. Coloured threads are both hand and machine stitched into pieces of fabric, which Pegler stains and dyes using pigments and Japanese Gojiru emulsion. Threads loop, hang, build up and unravel to create intricate webs of pattern and texture. Pegler joins fragments of cloth togther with thin cords that resemble umbilical cords. Rarely contained within a whole, each fragment curls and protrudes in its own random direction, as if antennae receiving information, or an organism moving in the the direction of light.
Jade Pegler lives and works in Wollongong, NSW. She initially studied visual art at West Wollongong TAFE and later at the University of Wollongong. She has exhibited regularly since 2004 and won first prize in the 2005 Meroogal Women’s Art Prize. She has been included in numerous exhibitions curated by Peter Fay and has presented a solo exhibition and large scale commission at the Wollongong Art Gallery. Pegler’s works have been collected by the Historic Houses Trust of NSW, the University of Wollongong and Wollongong Art Gallery as well as private collectors in Australia, The UK, USA and France. Pegler has been represented by Gallery 9 since 2007.