While Mr. Forager & I are on the road, making our way to California, we’re rerunning Artsy Forager’s most popular posts. This post originally published on April 23, 2012 and got a huge bump thanks to being featured on the Freshly Pressed WordPress feature. Enjoy!
Do you have any idea how bummed I was to miss out on Shaun Kardinal’s show, Connotations, while we were in Seattle? So very very bummed. But time was not my friend on this trip. Two half-days and only one full day just isn’t enough to fit in time with friends, every gallery show I wanted to see and one on one time with the hubby. But I know I’ll be back and I have a feeling Shaun’s work is going to continue gaining ground while I’m gone.
Kardinal increases the complexity of his collages with this new series. Beginning with a foundation of vintage ephemera, he embroiders each piece with a geometrically intricate design carefully placed to compliment the retro imagery.
Kardinal’s work feels like sophisticated folk art and I mean that in the best possible way! It is approachable, yet thoughtful. Highly designed using common materials. Love.
Featured image is Connotation No. 2, hand-embroidered paper collage, 11×11. All images are via the artist’s website.