Thursday, December 10, 2015

SAQA artist ROBIN FIELD of Kingston, ON joins friend and fellow artist DIANE LANDRY in new Exhibition at Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

A new exhibition premieres this week at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte.

focuses on the mixed-media works of artists Diane Laundy and Robin Laws Field, which bring together the diverse fields and media of architecture, photography, quilting and clay. 

You can see the show starting today, but the official opening is:

 Saturday, December 12 
 2pm to 4pm 
In the Norah Rosamond Gallery, Main Floor
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
3 Rosamond St., Almonte, ON

Robin Laws-Field was searching for a new approach to her fibre art as she zoomed her camera lens in on the textured surfaces of sites she was visiting.  She suddenly realized that she had discovered a new way to create abstraction in her work. The images in this exhibition come from sites around the globe and all focus on surfaces: peeling paint on a shutter in Turkey or footprints in the sands of India.  She interprets these with a range of media from paint and dye to clay and yarn, always incorporating a threaded needle wending its way through the composition.


Surface Fabrications


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8 December, 2015 ~ 13 February, 2016

“Woven Photography” 
Diane Laundy

If you think that architecture and quilting seem unrelated, think again. Once you experience the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s new exhibition, you will never look at a building the same way! “Surface Fabrications,” which opens on December 8th, features the work of artists Diane Laundy and Robin Laws-Field.

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Diane Laundy brings the eye of a photographer and the design sensibility of the quilter to the skyscraper, where she discovers poetry, playfulness and patterns of beauty and originality.  “There is an inherent sense of order and structure in both quilting and architecture,” says Laundy, “that lends itself to the creation of pattern and rhythm. I approach architecture as a fabric to be cut and shaped by my viewfinder, and patterned and embroidered by the world around it.” Laundy presents her creations on archival paper and silk and suspends them from rods hung as quilts are hung.


Hope to see you at the Opening...
Everyone welcome...
Open Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm.
Children under 12 are always free
Admission $7.00
Members admitted without charge

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