KIRA MASSARA

TEXTILE WORKS

2021

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With her expressive embroidery, Kira Massara makes echoes of fast work of hand and hectic movements in a genre of work otherwise known for an act of slowness, repetition, and precision. She rethinks the way we pursue needle and thread whilst honouring the femininity inevitably linked to needle work.

Her interest in the history of female textile work and the gesture of the working hand began after studying embroidery technics and classic sample work at Central Saint Martins in London. Massara was born and raised in Copenhagen and after spending five years in London and New York, she is now back and working in Copenhagen.

In this series of work, it is up to the mind of the viewer if we are looking at roses, beams of light, fossils or galaxies, but we are all presented with an abstract and intuitive extension of a tradition-rich embroidery history of female community and expression.

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Sunbeam l

Cotton, dye and thread

9000 DKK / 1210 EUR

Sunbeam ll

Cotton, dye and thread

9000 DKK / 1210 EUR

Sunbeam lll

Cotton, dye and thread

13000 DKK / 2100 EUR

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Kira Massara at her studio