TRADITION IN TRANSITION
Nov. 23, 2012 – Jan. 6, 2013
Opening Nov. 25
The Invitational exhibit, Tradition in Transition, curated by Sandra Reford (www.sandrareford.com), shows traditional quilts and the development of the technique into contemporary works. The 35 pieces were selected from across Canada, originally for an exhibit in France earlier this year.
Reford shares: 'Textile art in Canada is not only inspired by our environment, be it natural or man-made, it often incorporates that very thing. Quilts are made of fabric hand-dyed with collected berries or bark. In the city, fabric is dyed with rusted metal. The light, textures and colours from our changing seasons also play a role in our expression. The forms of the textile works reflect the symmetry of the skyscrapers or the raw shapes of the outdoors. The materials used are themselves important and are often sentimental conversations with the past in the re-use of fabrics. As artists, we are influenced by our cultural backgrounds, consciously or sub-consciously. That heritage can be seen in our works".
Several SAQA Central Canada members are included in the exhibition, as well as the beautiful LAURENTIAN FOOTHILLS collaborative piece by 20 participating SAQA Central members.
For more information/ for a pdf copy of the invitation, please contact the Curator, Sandra Reford at the web address above .
JOSHUA CREEK HERITAGE ART CENTRE
November 23- January 6, 2013
1086 Burnamthorpe Road East, Oakville
1 km. east of Trafalger Rd.
Opening Reception , Sunday November 25, 2012
from 2-5 pm
Tuesday - Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 pm or by appointment