We are please to announce the opening of 'A Cut Stitch' on the 26th of September at the Tate gallery in Glebe.
Both Maja Baska and Jenna Tapia are concerned about how toys are consumed
in today's society. Second hand shops all over Sydney are swamped by soft
toys, discarded after a couple of years of sitting on a shelf. Spurred by this
interest of discarded and abandoned toys, art collaborators Jenna and Maja
have pulled together over 200 toys to showcase at their upcoming exhibition “A
Cut Stitch”. After raiding dozens of op shops, the pair have transmuted this
collection of grimy and dusty toys into a new body of work, consisting of
animations, photography, performance and installations. The work is the result of
years of the pair collaborating, observing and exploring the ‘lives’ of toys.