KAREN L VAUGHAN: I CAN’T GET THAT SOUND YOU MAKE OUT OF MY HEAD

Karen L Vaughan: I can't get that sound you make out of my head

The Arches presents

Karen L Vaughan: I can't get that sound you make out of my head

Thu 26 Jul - Fri 31 Aug 2012 | Mon-Sat: 11am-late | Free

Please join us on Friday 27th July from 6pm to 8pm for the exhibition launch night. View the invitation here.

A quietly thoughtful, quirky exhibition fusing needlepoint and indie lyrics.

I can’t get that sound you make out of my head is a series of hand-stitched and hand-sewn panels. Viewed alone as individual pieces, or taken together to form a narrative on the notions of love and death, each canvas is constructed from second hand clothes and stitched with a line borrowed from the lyrics of local indie artists and international bands – from Okkervil River to Eugene Kelly, Teenage Fanclub to The National.

Alongside these pieces is a collection of hand-stitched images mirroring photographs of graffiti art collected by Vaughan over the years.

“and you feel like the night time is too long, you’re praying on the sun”
I’ll Be Yours – Eugene Kelly

“wake up it’s a beautiful morning for what could be the very last time”
Wake up Boo! – The Boo Radleys

ABOUT KAREN L VAUGHAN

Since graduating from the Glasgow School of Art in 1991, Karen L Vaughan has held exhibitions around Scotland and the UK, the most recent being Sometimes I feel… in Glasgow’s Bar Gandolfi.

Her art is process based and encompasses photography, silk-screen printing and hand-stitched work, often combining technology and craft; for example, the camera alongside stitching, embroidery and knitting.