Maria Dos Anjos, thread, 2021
you you you and me
you you you and me is an exhibition, a project, about embroidery, patterns, and the complexities of cultural objects and memories. The pieces come from different maternal figures in Andrea’s family. Some belong to her mother, a craft she quickly abandoned after moving to Canada and marrying Andrea’s father - for her a quiet but defiant act of moving past her ‘old world’ Portuguese upbringing. In the gallery, the embroidered pieces are recontextualized, becoming objects of repeated pattern and labour, colour, and shadows.
This is a collection of things made in a short time period in the midst of the fog we are all in. Somewhere in this uncertainly and fog---glints of “shiny things”* come through.
*it is a myth that magpies pick up shiny things---but they do scavenge