Varvara Shavrova’s Work in Progress at Abbey Artists Studio
In her new work Varvara Shavrova is questioning the symbols of global power and authority by juxtaposing iconic images from movie stills and archival documents associated with the Communist and the Capitalist empirical architecture, the Palace of the Soviets and the Empire State Building. Shavrova employs methodologies of knitting, stitching and embroidery to physically interlink the historically opponent political narratives that appear uncannily similar.
‘The Palace of the Soviets and King Kong’ 2020
Digital knitting, hand stitching and embroidery
122cm x 255cm