Emma Neuberg’s latest iteration of Drapes, called Drape, shows at Craft Central UK, in East London, until 5th February 2019. The work is the largest iteration of her tapestry series to date measuring over 20m long and 6m high. Each block of printed canvas recedes into the depths of this spectacular new post-industrial exhibition space designed by Emrys Architects.
The show is called Emma Neuberg: Memory of Colour and the works grouped represent a selection of pastel drawings, oil paintings and tapestries from 2014 to 2018.
The large pastel drawings show the immediacy of working with gestural motion, recollection and memory to arrive at new, colorfield tapestry forms. Each piece informs the next in a cycle of progression, development and meaning.
“Drapes is an immersive forest of 20 fabric folds patterned with brightly bold and textured foliage, bringing the outside world in. Totems to the natural world, this installation subtly breathes in the space as the geometric artworks softly flutter in the breeze and move the viewer’s eye from the artworks’ surface to their abstracted depths.” Saff Williams, Curator at Studio 7 Projects, London (2018).
The exhibition is open to the public, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, at The Forge, Craft Central, London E14 3AE.
Photo credits: C. Schek