Keepsake: Micah Adams & Amanda McCavour

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    Amanda McCavour

    Amanda McCavour

    Regular price $1,800.00
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    Spider Plant 2

    Thread, Machine Embroidery

    20” x 24” in a Maple Shadow Box frame with UV Glass Price

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    Amanda McCavour

    Amanda McCavour

    Regular price $2,400.00
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    English Asters 

    Thread

    40” x 60” framed in a white Shadow box

     

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    Amanda McCavour
    Amanda McCavour

    Amanda McCavour

    Regular price $2,400.00
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    Garden

    Thread

    40” x 60” framed in a white Shadow box

     

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    Micah Adams

    Micah Adams

    Regular price $400.00
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    Stone Fireplace (edition of 3), made from a carved Zippo

    5.5 cm x 4 cm x 1.5 cm

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    Brick Fireplace (edition of 3), beautifully functioning hand-etched brass Zippo lighter. 5.5 cm x 4 cm x 1.5 cm
    Brick Fireplace (edition of 3), beautifully functioning hand-etched brass Zippo lighter. 5.5 cm x 4 cm x 1.5 cm

    Micah Adams

    Regular price $400.00
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    Brick Fireplace (edition of 3), beautifully functioning hand-etched brass Zippo lighter. 5.5 cm x 4 cm x 1.5 cm

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    Micah Adams

    Micah Adams

    Regular price $600.00
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    Plate with Arched Window, made from a cut-out Norman Rockwell collector plate

    22 cm x 22 cm 

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    Amanda McCavour
    Amanda McCavour

    Amanda McCavour

    Regular price $1,000.00
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    Plate 1

    Thread, Machine Embroidery

    10” x 10”

    Unframed

     

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    Amanda McCavour

    Amanda McCavour

    Regular price $400.00
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    Crumpled Paper Test 3

    Thread, Machine Embroidery

    12” x 11”

    Unframed

     

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    Amanda McCavour

    Amanda McCavour

    Regular price $1,800.00
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    Houseplant 1

    Thread, Machine Embroidery

    20” x 24” in a Maple Shadow Box frame with UV Glass Price

     

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    Amanda McCavour

    Amanda McCavour

    Regular price $1,800.00
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    Spider Plant 1

    Thread, Machine Embroidery

    20” x 24” in a Maple Shadow Box frame with UV Glass Price

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    Amanda McCavour

    Amanda McCavour

    Regular price $1,800.00
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    Houseplant 2

    Thread, Machine Embroidery

    20” x 24” in a Maple Shadow Box frame with UV Glass Price

     

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    Lincoln Penny Glasses made from American coins and altered jewellery findings by Micah Adams

    Micah Adams

    Regular price $500.00
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    Lincoln Penny Glasses Pendant made from American coins(copper) and altered sterling silver nickel findings.  4.3 x 4 x 1.8 cm

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    Amanda McCavour
    Amanda McCavour
    Amanda McCavour

    Amanda McCavour

    Regular price $120.00
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    Large Flowers. Each flower can be hung from the wall or the ceiling such that the shadow image forms part of the effect.  These thread paintings are individually hand made on a sewing machine and range in size from 22 x 40 cm high and 10 cm wide. 

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    Flask With Portholes. An antique flask with names etched into its surface, stamped with date, has been altered to admit 3 portholes. Each porthole window is optical lens has been inserted into silver coins that have become their frames. These coin 'frames' are then drilled into and screwed with tiny bolts that must be tightened from within.
    Flask With Portholes. An antique flask with names etched into its surface, stamped with date, has been altered to admit 3 portholes. Each porthole window is optical lens has been inserted into silver coins that have become their frames. These coin 'frames' are then drilled into and screwed with tiny bolts that must be tightened from within.
    Flask With Portholes. An antique flask with names etched into its surface, stamped with date, has been altered to admit 3 portholes. Each porthole window is optical lens has been inserted into silver coins that have become their frames. These coin 'frames' are then drilled into and screwed with tiny bolts that must be tightened from within.

    Micah Adams

    Regular price $1,200.00
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     Flask With Portholes. An antique flask with names etched into its surface, stamped with date, has been altered to admit 3 portholes. Each porthole window is optical lens has been inserted into silver coins that have become their frames. These coin 'frames' are then drilled into and screwed with tiny bolts that must be tightened from within. While the windows are watertight, the ancient cork in the lid does not seal this little sculptural keepsake object.

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    Industrial Cloud # 15. An intriguing abstract small scale sculpture that is a hollow hand fabricated copper vessel. The drilled and screwed tiny bolts suggest the tight locking of numerous parts into place forms.  It measures 18 x 9 x 13 cm with various resting positions. 
    Alternate view of one-of-a-kind sculpture by Micah Adams for LA Pai gallery

    Micah Adams

    Regular price $4,000.00
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    Industrial Cloud # 15. An intriguing abstract small scale sculpture that is a hollow hand fabricated copper vessel. The drilled and screwed tiny bolts suggest the tight locking of numerous parts into place forms.  This one of a kind sculpture measures 18 x 9 x 13 cm with various resting positions. 

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    With thread, Amanda deftly draws things around her in 1:1 scale: house plants, flowers, furniture, wallpaper, and tangles of rope and thread. As part of a practice of sketching and object-based enquiry, most of these retain a strong likeness to their sources, while others morph or accumulate into larger expressions and colour fields. In a series of lined paper drawings – delicate, full of empty space – each page unravels into loose mass of threads, becoming a three-dimensional form. Clusters of spirographic discs are transformed into a field of hanging blooms, whereas other textile “rounds” lose their floral association altogether, forming what the artist calls “neon clouds.” Working at this scale – and using the strategy of repetition to manifest larger forms – reveals the size and nature of the artist’s tools, which are also domestic in nature and scale. Often working with a standard sewing machine on water-soluble paper, she constructs and activates “the line,” while amassing thread into something much more substantial than we typically know it to be.

    More often though, Micah sculpts by cutting. Working in miniature, and with found objects that he cuts into and cuts out of, he effectively alters coins, plates, bottles, and other ordinary “thrift store” or collectible finds. With precision and patience, he turns an image of the American Lincoln Memorial penny into a pair of tiny glasses, cutting out the voids between its iconic columns. Using the Italian San Marino coin as both a medium and inspiration, he creates a structure of joyful children. With a series of plates adorned with sentimental Norman Rockwell illustrations, Micah carefully removes the (cracking) pictorial layer to show what’s underneath: an American brick bond. With another plate, he cuts out an arched window. Glass beer and gin bottles, as well as a ceramic teapot, are also treated with the same brick pattern. A Zippo is transformed into a tiny chimney with its surface of bricks. Both the Rockwell images and bricks point to home – an adopted and perpetuated notion of the domestic that is familiar to those that live “on this side of the pond.” In this way, Micah participates in a kind of home-making that is different yet akin to Amanda’s remaking in thread the “things of everyday life.” - Text by Deborah Wang

    The exhibition runs from May 10th - 30th 

    Join us for the opening reception on May 10th, 5-8pm 

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