Michelle Forsyth

Our Relationship is Beautiful Due to the Distance

Improvisation 1: Yellow Pants 1, Michelle Forsyth, 2020

Michelle Forsyth

Improvisation 1: Yellow Pants 1, 2020

Inkjet print on photographic paper

36 x 54 in.

Improvisation 1: Yellow Pants 2, Michelle Forsyth, 2020

Michelle Forsyth

Improvisation 1: Yellow Pants 2, 2020

Inkjet print on photographic paper

36 x 54 in.

Improvisation 2: Green Dress 1, Michelle Forsyth, 2020

Michelle Forsyth

Improvisation 2: Green Dress 1, 2020

Inkjet print on photographic paper

36 x 54 in.

Improvisation 2: Green Dress 2, Michelle Forsyth, 2020

Michelle Forsyth

Improvisation 2: Green Dress 2, 2020

inkjet print on photographic paper

36 x 54 in.

Orange Object on Red, ed. 3/3, Michelle Forsyth, 2014

Michelle Forsyth

Orange Object on Red, 2014

Published by the University of Victoria and Deluge Contemporary Art

Inkjet paper, glossy paper

31 x 31 in.

Old Jokes (Green Glove), Michelle Forsyth, 2018

Michelle Forsyth

Old Jokes (Green Glove), 2018

Inkjet print on Hahnemüehle paper

31 x 31 in.

Grey-Blue Stack, Michelle Forsyth, 2019

Michelle Forsyth
Grey-Blue Stack, 2019
inkjet print on Hahnemüehle paper with screenprint
31 x 31 in.

Bright Stack with Pink, Michelle Forsyth, 2014/2020

Michelle Forsyth

Bright Stack with Pink, 2014/2020

Inkjet print and gouache on Hahnemuehle paper

31 x 31 in.

Green Stack, Michelle Forsyth, 2014

Michelle Forsyth

Green Stack, 2014

Inkjet print on Hahnemuehle paper

31 x 31 in.

Red and Grey Stack 1, Michelle Forsyth, 2014/2020

Michelle Forsyth

Red and Grey Stack 1, 2014/2020

Inkjet print and gouache on Hahnemuehle paper

31 x 31 in.

Blue and Red Lean, Michelle Forsyth, 2014/2020

Michelle Forsyth

Blue and Red Lean, 2014/2020

Inkjet print and gouache on Hahnmuehle paper

31 x 31 in.

Pink Floral Stack, Michelle Forsyth, 2020

Michelle Forsyth

Pink Floral Stack, 2020

Inkjet print on Hahnemuehle paper

31 x 31 in.

Green and Purple Stack with Pink, 2014/2020

Michelle Forsyth

Green and Purple Stack with Pink, 2014/2020

Inkjet print and gouache on Hahnmeuhle paper

31 x 31 in.

Red Stack with Pillow, Michelle Forsyth, 2020

Michelle Forsyth

Red Stack with Pillow, 2020

Inkjet print on Hahnemuehle paper

31 x 31 in.

Yellow Stack with Polka Dots, Michelle Forsyth, 2020

Michelle Forsyth

Yellow Stack with Polka Dots, 2020

Inkjet print on Hahnemuehle paper

31 x 31 in.

Michelle Forsyth
Blue-green stack, 2020
mixed media sculpture
43 x 18 x 18 in.

MIchelle Forsyth
Multi-coloured stack, 2020
mixed media sculpture
43 x 18 x 18 in.

Michelle Forsyth
Pink Stack, 2020
mixed media sculpture
43 x 18 x 18 in.

Michelle Forsyth
Yellow and Brown Stack, 2020
mixed media sculpture
24 x 12 x 12 in.

Michelle Forsyth
Red Stack with Norwegian pillow16, 2020
mixed media sculpture
16 x 12 x 12 in. 

Knit Wear #1, Michelle Forsyth, 2014-2020

Michelle Forsyth

Knit Wear #1, 2014-2020

inkjet print on Hahnnemüle paper

20 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. 

Knit Wear #2, Michelle Forsyth, 2014-2020

Michelle Forsyth

Knit Wear #2, 2014-2020

Inkjet print on Hahnemuehle paper

20 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. 

Knit Wear #3, Michelle Forsyth, 2014-2020

Michelle Forsyth
Knit Wear #3, 2014-2020
Inkjet print on Hahnemuehle paper
20 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.

Knit Wear #4, Michelle Forsyth, 2014-2020

Michelle Forsyth

Knit Wear #4, 2014-2020

Inkjet print on Hahnemuehle paper

20 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. 

Knit Wear #5, Michelle Forsyth, 2014-2020

Michelle Forsyth

Knit Wear #5, 2014-2020

Inkjet print on Hahnemuehle paper

20 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. 

Knit Wear #6, Michelle Forsyth, 2014-2020

Michelle Forsyth

Knit Wear #6, 2014-2020

Inkjet print on Hahnemuehle paper

20 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. 

Corkin Gallery presents Our relationship is beautiful due to the distance, our first solo exhibition with Michelle Forsyth.

 

Forsyth has a career as an artist and professor. She has exhibited broadly for over twenty years. Ten years ago Forsyth was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s. Since this diagnosis, she has documented the progressive impact of the disease on her body by exploring the creative potential of the tremor in dialogue with the fine motor skills of her hand. Her multidisciplinary practice opens up new conversations between sculpture and photography.

 

For Michelle Forsyth, the progressive disease highlights the preciousness of time. When the mobility was restricted and wearing commercial clothes was impossible, the artist started to design and fabricate her own clothes to be suitable for her body’s mobility. In her practice the sensitive investment of time is visible through sewing, painting, drawing, printing, and knitting.

In Improvisations, her latest work, Forsyth includes herself for the first time wearing her own clothing design. By physically appearing in the artworks, the artist plays a visual game of showing herself wrapped into her patterned creations.

 

In the Footnotes and Knit Wear series, both sculputural and prints, Forsyth recreates patterns attached to her life before the disease. The artist crafts layered compositions from a collection of her clothes closet, ephemera and memorabilia. The artworks feature garments fallen into obsolescence as her body and physical capacities have changed under the influence of the disease.