Stitched: by Brady Neher
11 May – 23 June 2019
Stitched: by Brady Neher is the sum of simple parts: cloth and thread skilfully rendered in meticulous detail with slow precision by the artist’s own hand. Born in Germany to American parents, Brady Nerher embodies the hypothesis that people will gravitate towards areas of work that fit their names. Brady Neher was destined to sew as a ‘Neher’, the German occupational name for a tailor or embroiderer.
Introduced to needle work and embroidery as a child by his grandmother, Brady Neher takes a traditionally feminine medium and transforms it into a dark and unexpected platform to express ‘Vanitas’, or rather the transience of life. Through considered skull motifs, Stitched brings Brady’s original illustrations to life in relief and quietly juxtaposes historically opposing forces through the lens of a contemporary prism.
Brady Neher is an artist living and working in Rockhampton.
Where: Rockhampton Art Gallery, Merilyn Luck Gallery
Parking: Victoria Parade or Bolsover Car Park behind the Gallery