Michelle Forsyth

Our relationship is beautiful due to the distance

Blue and Red Lean, Michelle Forsyth, 2014/2020

Michelle Forsyth

Blue and Red Lean, 2014/2020

Inkjet print and gouache on Hahnmuehle paper

Image size: 24 x 24 in. Framed size: 31 x 31 in.

Green and Purple Stack with Pink, ed. 2/5, 2014/2020

Michelle Forsyth

Green and Purple Stack with Pink, ed. 2/5, 2014/2020

Inkjet print and gouache on Hahnmeuhle paper

Image size: 24 x 24 in. Framed size: 31 x 31 in.

Green and Purple Stack with Pink, Michelle Forsyth, 2014/2020

Michelle Forsyth

Green and Purple Stack with Pink, ed. 2/5, 2014/2020

Inkjet print and gouache on Hahnmeuhle paper

Image size: 24 x 24 in. Framed size: 31 x 31 in.

Orange Object on Red, ed. 3/3, Michelle Forsyth, 2014

Michelle Forsyth

Orange Object on Red, ed. 3/3, 2014

Published by the University of Victoria and Deluge Contemporary Art

Inkjet paper, glossy paper

Image size: 24 x 24 in. Framed size: 31 x 31 in.

Orange Object on Red, ed. 3/3, Michelle Forsyth, 2014

Michelle Forsyth

Orange Object on Red, ed. 3/3, 2014

Published by the University of Victoria and Deluge Contemporary Art

Inkjet paper, glossy paper

Image size: 24 x 24 in. Framed size: 31 x 31 in.

Pink Floral Stack, Michelle Forsyth, 2020

Michelle Forsyth

Pink Floral Stack, 2020

Inkjet print on Hahnemuehle paper

Image size: 24 x 24 in. Framed size: 31 x 31 in.

Red Stack with Pillow, Michelle Forsyth, 2020

Michelle Forsyth

Red Stack with Pillow, 2020

Inkjet print on Hahnemuehle paper

Image size: 24 x 24 in. Framed size: 31 x 31 in.

Yellow Stack with Polka Dots, Michelle Forsyth, 2020

Michelle Forsyth

Yellow Stack with Polka Dots, 2020

Inkjet print on Hahnemuehle paper

Image size: 24 x 24 in. Framed: 31 x 31 in.

Michelle Forsyth’s multidisciplinary practice opens up new conversations between sculpture and photography. Her first solo exhibition with Corkin Gallery presents work made over the last five years.

 

Forsyth works closely with textiles, using clothing and patterns found in her own closet, referencing personal memories. The artist’s earlier sculptural works took the form of wrapped fabric bundles, sewn or woven together and presented on plinths painted to reference the textiles used. These sculptures were then photographed, resulting in two-dimensional images that flatten and accentuate the planes of colour and pattern.

 

Forsyth’s new body of work, Improvisations, continues her engagement with documenting her life through textiles. It features garments made to accommodate her body and her gestures as she navigates the effects of Parkinson’s disease. The finished garments are displayed on custom-built hangers alongside performative self-portraits photographed against painted backdrops.