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 Current Exhibition

Threads, the Elusive & Feminine, the first US solo exhibition by Copenhagen-based Danish artist Ditte Sørensen, invites you to dive deeply into the heart of collage innovation.
Known as Madstitch, her solo debut unveils the intricate world of fabric as the canvas itself, offering a profound exploration of both the tactile and intangible aspects of various mediums serving as a basis for her work. 

Celebrated for her unique fusion of traditional textile techniques with a bold contemporary vision, Sørensen creates narratives that resonate deeply on personal and universal levels. Her work, characterized by an expressive, unpolished sensuality, serves as an invitation to explore the layers of human experience through the lens of fabric and collage art.
Sørensen intricately balances and weaves raw narratives, touching upon the delicate intersections of identity, memory, and the essence of femininity.

The exhibition showcases an array of Sørensen's creations, including original fabric artworks, original mixed media pieces and prints. Each piece is a testament to her journey as an artist and a pioneer in the Danish art scene. Her distinctive use of freehand embroidery transforms ordinary elements into storied tapestries that speak to the viewer on multiple levels, sometimes incorporating auditory elements to deepen the sensory experience and immersion. (Follow the hidden QR codes).

At the core of Sørensen's work is an adventurous spirit, captured through her experimental approach to textiles, paper, and water-soluble fabrics on an old sewing machine. Her art is a nuanced exploration that pays acute attention to materials and detail, capturing the essence of the elusive and feminine with a subtlety that is both captivating and tactile. Her work evolved from utilizing predominantly textiles in the past to nowadays mostly paper-based techniques, which can include books, magazines, and chocolate wrappers. Sørensen does not limit herself and explores literally any material from plastic bags, dried leaves, and old pillows as basis for her distinct collages.

An exclusive highlight of the show is the unveiling of "Bird Woman," a mixed media original crafted specifically for the Austin audience. This piece embodies Sørensen's innovative approach to art, merging diverse materials and techniques to tell a story of freedom, transformation, and the feminine mystique. Behind every stitch and thread lies a story of chaos, deliberately turned into beauty and dialogue, a hallmark of Sørensen's work.

Sørensen is not afraid of adopting herself into her art. In fact, she creates for her own fulfillment, she says. A woman with a unique and fragile story, with a daring and uncompromising approach to her work and delivery. 
Sørensen continues to be a living embodiment of her art —fearless, uncompromising, and deeply personal. Each piece, much like her own story, is woven with threads of boldness and an unwavering commitment to capturing transient and often overlooked aspects of life. 

Immersive, expressive, distinctive, her art represents a seamless fusion of form, texture, and color, inviting us to experience the intricate world of Ditte Sørensen, where every thread weaves a narrative of the elusive and feminine, challenging us to see beyond the surface and into the depths of collaged storytelling.

Events:

Opening Reception: March 28 | 5 – 8pm
Kom Mød Ditte: March 29 | 5 – 8pm in collaboration with the Consulate General of Denmark in Houston.


Coffee & Snacks with Ditte: March 31 | 11 – 2pm (RSVP required)
Third Thursday: April 18 | 6 – 9pm
Closing Event: June 1st | 5 – 8pm

Read her Bio

*Gallery Closed for Affordable Art Fair May 15 – 19 | Visit us at the Palmer Events Centre

Ditte Sørensen: Threads, the Elusive & Feminine
March 28 - June 2 2024*
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Next date: May 5 with Alli Suter

See artwork being created and ask the artist about technique, inspiration and anything else you may want to know. Special: how to work with raw linen and canvas.

Artwork: Between Two Worlds | Alli Suter

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Every 1st Sunday | 2 - 5 pm
acrylic on raw linen, blue, with tree, leaves and dreamlike forestscape
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