Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present GRANNY, a solo exhibition by Philadelphia-based artist Caitlin McCormack. For her inaugural solo exhibition with the gallery, she has created a new body of macabre yet playful osteological specimens and colorful flowers nestled in antique clock cabinets and pinned to lush velvets.
McCormack has created her own taxonomy of creatures, familiar yet peculiar in their composition - delicately rendered skeletal remains laid to rest among cartoonish flora. Utilizing cotton thread to make three dimensional drawings, she observes anatomical specimens and then recreates them from memory. The results are distorted but recognizable figures.
The new work featured in GRANNY explores “the intersection between crochet, gender, and age, viewed through the prism of remembrance.” McCormack contemporizes crochet as a medium while acknowledging, challenging, and incorporating humor within the connotations associated with her process - proclaiming “I am Granny.”