Renee So: Simple Pleasures
25 October – 16 November, 2002
Simple Pleasures is an exhibition of knitted sculptures by emerging Melbourne-based artist Renee So. So began knitting as a hobby in 1996 and has engaged in it professionally ever since. Simple Pleasures continues her exploration of knitting as an artistic medium and visual language.
In this exhibition, So incorporates various hand and machine knitting techniques to create a body of all-knitted sculptural works. The knitted sculptures offer the viewer tactile and emotive pleasures by referencing the sentimental and reassuring evocations of knitting. The sculptures are accessible and playful objects that transform the gallery into a retreat from the complexities that an urban lifestyle can entail.
Renee So is currently a 200 Gertrude Street studio artist and has exhibited at 200 Gertrude Street, the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane as well as a number of artist-run initiatives in Melbourne.