Louisa Lewis

 

New Hall, Cambridge Art Collection
Louisa Creed, Glenda Morris, and Lewis Creed rag rug exhibition
4 May - 7 June 2003
Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0DF, UK


This exhibition shows what artists can do with a bit of hessian, a simple hook and some rags. In recent years rag rugs have departed from the wholly utilitarian aspect to an art form in their own right.

 

Louisa Creed, who has been painting in rags for the last 15 years, has a painterly approach to this media. Her work has been described as “organic” because she uses the constraint inherent in the hooking technique to give form and movement to her landscapes and character to her cats.

 

  Castlerigg Stone Circle
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Louisa Creed
2002
Glenda Morris attempts to overcome the constraint by making her rugs unruly with as bold a use of textures and colour as the technique will allow. Her designs develop as the rug develops and have been compared to impasto or colour field paintings.   Uffington White Horse by Glenda Morris
Uffington White Hourse
Glenda Morris
2002

Lewis Creed, who has produced 50 rugs in the last five years, treats his rugs as carefully crafted mosaics, designed with the whimsy of a cartoonist, bringing a smile to the viewer’s lips.

 

 

Penultimate Dodo
Penultimate Dodo
Lewis Creed
2001

 

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