Thursday, November 15, 2012

Opening: Interlace, Deconstruct, the Spaces In Between

Hello everybody! I would like to formally invite you to the opening for our exhibition - Interlace, Deconstruct, the Spaces In Between, Opening tomorrow evening from 6-9pm at Telephone Booth Gallery in the Junction! I am really excited about this opening, as it signifies the end of a crazy autumn exhibition schedule for me! Time to have a glass of wine, kick back and finally relax! Here is some more information on the exhibition, hope to see you there! 

Interlace, deconstruct, the spaces in between
Fibre works by Lizz Aston, Noelle Hamlyn, Pam Lobb

Nov 14 - Dec 22, 2012
Reception:  Fri, Nov 16, 6 - 9pm

Lizz Aston manipulates photographs of her own textile work, expanding upon these predetermined patterns. By altering line, shape, volume, repetition and scale she deconstructs these formal patterns in unexpected ways, creating a body of prints and 3D framed works.

Noelle Hamlyn has washed and exposed many works in this collection to saline solutions to encourage the formation of salt crystals. These crystals are like the sweat and tears of the seamstress – a gentle meditation on the loss of traditional hand skills.

Pam Lobb references imagery from Victorian dinnerware and narrative-themed plates in her monoprints on fine Japanese papers, which are combined with fabric to build layered, porcelain-like framed sculptures.

This exhibition is part of

Highlighting the work of nearly 200 artists from 12 countries and 8 Canadian provinces. Exhibiting diverse wall, sculptural and installation works in a wide variety of fibre media. Organized by Dawne Rudman (Festival Chair & Curator) and Gareth Bate (Festival Curator).

Festival Dates
Oakville: Nov. 2 - 18, 2012  - 11 exhibitions
Toronto: Nov. 9 - Dec. 2, 2012 - 10 exhibitions

Artist Biographies

Lizz Aston holds an Advanced Diploma from the Sheridan Institute of Technology, Crafts and Design, Textiles Major (2009).  She recently completed an artist-in-residence program at the Harbourfront Centre Textile Studio. Aston has received numerous awards and grants, most recently an RBC Emerging Artists Studio Setup Award, presented by the Ontario Crafts Council this fall. Her work has been featured in national and international exhibitions and she recently completed a commission for Lululemon Athletica, Atlanta, GA.

Noelle Hamlyn holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (2009), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and an Advanced Diploma in Crafts and Design, Textile Major, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (2007).  Her studio work has earned numerous awards from Sheridan Institute, SAIC, the Ontario Crafts Council, and Best in Show (Fibre) 2009 and 2012 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Most recently Hamlyn received a Mississippi Valley Textile Museum Award which includes an exhibition in 2013.  She also won a Mississauga Arts Council Marty award, and an OAC Artists in Education grant in 2012.

Pam Lobb holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art, from the University of Guelph, Ontario (2007).  Lobb has won several awards, most recently Best of Show, Art on the Street, Guelph, and Best of Artwork on Paper, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, and The New Art Festival, Ottawa, in 2011. She co-founded Graven Feather Studio in 2011, a studio, exhibition and workshop space on Queen Street West in Toronto, with artists Erin Candela and Jessica Bartram.

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Wed - Sat 11am - 6pm
Sun Noon - 4pm
& by appt.

Lizz Aston gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council in making this project possible.

3148 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 2A1

Contact: Sharlene Rankin, Director

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