Shaped By Time is the first solo show of artist Richard McVetis at the acclaimed Crafts Study Centre. The exhibition brings together a body of work that explores time and space through process and repetition.
McVetis’ practice is deeply rooted in process, and intrinsic to this is hand embroidery. He records time and space through multiples of dots, lines, and crosses. These meticulously rendered stitches reflect a preoccupation with the repetitive nature of process.
McVetis explores the subtle differences that emerge through ritualistic and habitual making. These inscribed stitches mark the hand’s rhythms, a delicate performance of obsessive intricacy, refinement, and gesture.