Graham Asmundson | Here comes the sun
2017 | embroidery thread | 12 x 12 inches | Courtesy of the artist
Made specifically for the Plug In ICA gala, Here Comes The Sun exemplifies Asmundson’s interest in symbols and laborious material practice. This stunning piece uses sections of bold, brightly coloured embroidery thread to construct an animated composition centred on the sun.
Graham Asmundson was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the University of Manitoba (1978) and a Master of Fine Arts at Concordia University (1984). Graham’s body of work is made up almost entirely of autobiographical impulses. His drawings and paintings are meticulous and process-based. His laborious techniques include extensive under painting, or the precise placement of thousands of lengths of thread. His presence in the Winnipeg arts community has been enduring and meaningful, often without controversy. Asmundson’s work has been shown widely and is included in public and private collections across Canada and the United States, including the North Dakota Museum of Art.Available for purchase at the Plug In ICA 2017 Gala & Art Auction on November 4, 2017.
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