“a subtle or slight degree of
difference, as in meaning,
feeling, tone or gradation”
In the exhibition entitled, Nuances, weaver and designer, opened on Friday 28th November, Joanna Louca, presents a collection of hand-woven throws, displayed through a site specific installation at Phytorio (Visual Artists Association), designed especially for this event.
The collection specifically designed and made for interiors, consists of unique, one- off, hand-woven pieces for the home in general.
The journey of creation is a sensationally emotional one, a journey in which a harmo- nious combination is at play, balancing perfectly, between an incessant challenge to cross the boundaries of stereotype weaving techniques and restrictions, and a process of creative meditation, in which the weaver’s hands and mind, come together to com- pose a fabric that is pleasing to the human senses.
Unusual and controversial yarns and meticulous, intricate and innovative hand-weaving processes, come together to produce fabrics that vary in weight, colour and texture, from feather-light to felted to quilted and from monochrome, to degraded, to striped.
The collection is inspired simultaneously by the technical challenges faced during production and the abstract ideas that materialize from unexpected sources, like a portrait painting, a poem, a smell, a gesture.
Displayed along the length of the space, the individual pieces, come together, in a unified installation, as an interwoven unity, of ever-changing nuances, silently nar- rating a story of subtle distinctions and variations, in colours and texture, that can be experienced through a voyage of physical interactions and sensual stimulations.
~ Each hand-woven throw is labelled with the yarn composition, the size and the price.