Join Us for the opening of Terry Boyd amazing work.
Boyd is a multi platform artist who uses performance, pattern and fiber art, to explore the mind. His recent body of work employs both drawing and unconventional sewing techniques to create a visual “white-noise” that is meant to connect audiences to lost memories, forgotten dreams, and personal histories by allowing an access point to the unconsciousness. For Boyd, the repetitive nature of the process serves as a visual mantra that triggers a meditative state. Removing the referent to the external world, these sewn abstractions guide the viewer back to the unending and elegance of the line, and invite the viewer to look inward for meaning.
His staged performances use a compound bow to shoot a yarn-tethered arrow back and forth through a stretched canvas, as if it were a needle and thread, to magnify the process of sewing to a scale at which it becomes dangerous. This method of sewing tears apart gallery walls and disintegrates the fabric, breaking the mending and healing metaphor of sewing, using violence to create an elegant tension between life and death.