To observe this exhibition’s Detour theme, I was inspired to create a work betokening a narrative in which a creature’s transformation has returned to its origin; a skeletal snake composed of string and glue has sprung forth from a lush thicket within the pages of a book. The creature has forged its path from this contained universe, its identity defined. Yet, it has encountered an opportunity to pause and consider its inception as a living entity and an idea. Sometimes a detour can guide you right back to where your journey began. Silly title and all, it serves as a reminder to accept evolution and to welcome spontaneity while keeping a rearview mirror- focused eye on my fundamental motivations for creating these works.
Philadelphia, USA, 1988. Fiber Artist.
Caitlin McCormack is a Philadelphia-based fiber artist. McCormack has contributed works to solo and group exhibitions at The Mütter Museum (PA), Museum Rijswijk (NL), The Mesa Contemporary Art Museum (AZ), The Taubman Museum of Art (VA), Hashimoto Contemporary (NYC and CA), The Fort Wayne Museum of Art (IN), Feinkünst Krüger (Hamburg), Vanilla Gallery (Tokyo), Rhodes Contemporary (London), Field Projects (NYC), Paradigm Gallery + Studio (PA) and most recently at SPRING/BREAK Art Show in NYC. In addition to holding teaching positions in Philadelphia at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Hussian College of Art and Design, McCormack has completed artist residencies at ChaNorth (NY), The Peter Bullough Foundation (VA), and The Wassaic Project (NY). McCormack was the 2021 recipient of a Joseph Robert Foundation grant.