Current Exhibition

Piecing Quiet

Fuzzy Mall

Fuzzy Mall is a quilting artist from Hamilton Ontario whose larger-than-life portraiture in Piecing Quiet depicts the joy found in quiet moments. These highly detailed portraits are brought to life by layered applique stitching and vibrant colors, bringing the audience right into the personal space of his subjects. Fuzzy Mall brings portraiture out of the square framed, ephemeral landscape of fleeting media and makes it tangible and three-dimensional on the gallery wall.

Mall begins with photographing his subjects doing activities they enjoy in life most, playing music, stretching, or riding a tandem bicycle. He then creates these quilted works which transform this imagery - the kind of imagery we have become saturated with online - and translates the captured moments into soft textiles. By using labor-intensive processes of quilting, Mall is able to slow the moments down, to fully savor the simple joys they capture. Piecing Quiet is simultaneously quietly joyful and vibrantly exuberant.


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