Setting the scene for our Feast of Fools, Kelly Baker’s exhibition of humorous contemporary embroidery pieces challenge the divide between art and everyday life.
“This exploration of food is about celebrating the small but joyous moments that food brings us. My work is intentionally small in size in order to draw attention and appreciate the gift of food. I’ve chosen to show food in various ways; representing the entertaining and celebratory ways it nourishes us. One image is stitched in simplistic honour of the food item and the other is a representation. The latter is a re-mix of the food item with other imagery, either from pop culture, daily life or surreal daydreams. With light-hearted zeal I exclaim, “Let’s play with our food!” – Kelly Baker
Kelly Baker is a Vancouver-based creative who graduated from Emily Carr University of Art & Design with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration. She has a wicked sense of humour and a deep fascination with all things novel. Fuelled on all things potato, she hand stitches her contemporary embroidery pieces with a twinkle in her eye, a grin on her face or a howl echoed deep from her belly. In her work she draws most of her inspiration from everyday scenarios particularly focusing on themes of pop culture, humour, and connection. Her goal with any project is to work towards challenging the divide between art and everyday life. The hope is that by paying attention to the details of human condition it can lead to witnessing the painfully hilarious and beautiful moments in both life and art. When she is not stitching her next amusing image, eating french fries, or people watching (in a totally normal way) you can find her sifting through thrift shops for treasures.
EXHIBITION: April 1st through 29th
ARTIST’S RECEPTION: April 5th, 7-9pm