In August Caron Penney and Katharine Swailes will be part of the New Members showcase at the CAA. Swailes will be showing one of her most recent works made with Theo Moorman Trust funding earlier this year. This is from her Glyphs and Loops series.
Penney will show three works which identify with the extract 'the streets are paved with gold' from the 19th century story of Dick Whittington. The ironic nature of these words became reality for Penney, when on the 15 September 2008 she unwittingly observed from the kerbside the employees of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. leaving their headquarters after the company had filed for bankruptcy. In the tapestries Go_2008_2013 and Stop_2008_2013 the text creates a sense of confusion which is intensional, and mirrors the emotions felt if made redundant from a company or community which a person once felt supported and nurtured by.