Saturday, January 30, 2010

Febuary 2010: Canadian Textile and Fibre openings, and ongoing exhibitions

This just a quick look at what is currently opening and up in different cities across Canada


you can see more photos from February events  as they happen in my  facebook album 
February in Toronto 2010

He That Makes Himself a Sheep, a new sculpture by Barbara Hobot,
Peak Gallery, 23 Morrow Avenue, Toronto
On view from January 27 - February 13, 2010
You can read about Barbara Hobots recent work in an Interview with Mike Landry for, April 30 2009

Nine Patch Quilt (1848). On loan from the Ontario Black History Society (photo by joe lewis)
Stitching Community: African Canadian Quilts From Southern Ontario
Wilson Canadian Heritage Exhibition RoomSigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada, Royal Ontario Museum
January 29 Until September 6, 2010

Vessna Perunovich, ON EXHIBIT
Performance / installation / video / large scale wall drawings

962 Queen Street West
February 1st to 28th, 2010 / 9am-5pm
Closing Party: February 26th,2010 / 7pm-10pm

Toronto based artist Vessna Perunovich transforms Queen Street’s Paul Petro Special Projects Gallery into a studio/residency site-specific space. Enclosed within the Gallery space and exposed to pedestrians through the gallery window, Perunovich will practice her art under the scrutiny of the public eye. For the entire month of February, the audience will have a unique opportunity to experience the artist’s creative process as a public display, rather than an intimate enclosed experience.

Pass by the Gallery and witness the artist as she performs her project On Exhibit.

As a sculpture she has used fibre strings, netting and fabric in much of her work. She was in the first Hard Twist at the Gladstone in 2006 with piece called "wounding"

Falling Water
Textile Art of Stephanie Ford Forrester
Campbell House Museum
160 Queen Street est, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3H3
Free admission to gallery, Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 am—4:30 pm; Saturday, 12:00—4:30 pm


Wired by Susan Carr
Feb. 3 - 21, 2010 . reception on Sunday Feb. 14th, 2 - 5 pm.
*new* gallery
906 Queen St. W. Toronto ON M6J 1G6 , 416-588-1200
Wed.-Sun. 1-6 pm.
In the passed few years Susan Carr has shown in Washi group shows that have continued annually after the 2008 World Wahis Summit here in Toronto.

February 6- 28th
1092 Queen Street West
(entrance on Dovercourt)
Toronto, ON M6J 1H9
 Water Line: recent paper work, and officially opens from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. on February 6th. The exhibition continues until February 28th. Susan will also be at the gallery on Thursday, February 4th from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. to meet with visitors that may be out for the FIRST THURSDAYS WALK WESTWARD tour in the West Queen West District. Betty Ann Jordan leads tours to specific galleries each FIRST THURSDAY of the month. 
For more information go to < > and learn more about the area and the exciting variety of galleries, restaurants and retail shopping offered in the neighbourhood that extends from Bathurst Street west to Gladstone Av

Coming up at the David K Gallery March 4 - 28, 2010
EVA ENNIST, A Curious Development: new mixed media sculpture
Meet the artist reception: Saturday, March 6 from 2 - 5 p.m.
Textile Museum of Canada

Installation view of Fashionably Wrapped, showing the traditional male shawl
(image provide by TMC)
Kaleidoscope:Antique Quilts from the collection of Carole and Howard Tanenbaum, September 23, 2009 - March 21, 2010

In Touch: Connecting Cloth, Culture + Art,
September 30, 2009 - April 11, 2010
Fashionably Wrapped: The Influence of Kashmir Shawls,
November 18, 2009 - May 30, 2010

In Touch: Connecting Cloth, Culture + Art,
September 30, 2009 - April 11, 2010
Textile Museum Of Canada
55 Centre Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 2H5

Harbourfront Centre: Winter 2010 Exhibitions Saturday 23 January 10 — Sunday 04 April 10

 J. Penney Burton, Unrealized Potential Three: Orange, Red, Yellow and Green Peppers, (detail), 2009 photo Joe Lewis (me)

LABOURIOUS; Contemporary textile-based work carries on the labour intensive traditions of central Canada to the eastern provinces. curated by j.Penney Burton. Vitrines in South Hall
Amanda McCavour's the kitchen, embroidery on  water soluble fabric , York Quay Gallery (photo Joe Lewis)
IT'S A BIG DEAL! The biennial exhibition of new work by Harbourfront Centre's current artists-in-residence.
Curated by Melanie Egan, Head of Craft, and Patrick Macaulay, Head of Visual Arts
York Quay Gallery and Studio Hallway Vitrines 

Norah Deacon, "nest" In the studio hallway cases

Photo by John Hails provided by The Nickle Arts Museum

Reeds and Wool: Pattern Screens of Central Asia  
From the Sommer-Krieger collection of Kyrgyz Reed ScreensOctober 2, 2009- February 22, 2010,

The Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary Alberta, Canada.
Royal Alberta Museum, April 3-July 4, 2010 in Edmonton, Alberta


tricot nouveau by Lysanne Latulippe (AKA majolie), prize-winner of the Prix Lucien-Desmarais, in 2008.
Centre des textiles contemporains de Montréal
5800, St-Denis, espace 501
Montreal, QC

To find out more about the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles and their twentieth anniversary year on their website 

To add to their 20th anniversary celebrations, they have produced videos on the career of five of our graduates : Marie Pierre Daigle, Josée Hamelin, Lysanne Latulippe, Dahlia Milon, Isabelle Sentenne. You can see these videos on YouTube at the following web addresses : YouTube

Kate Jackson, I won’t treat my tears like tissue, 2008,Hand-embroidery, facial tissue, cardstock, plastic, 22 x l0 x 18cm
Kate Jackson is just one of the textile artist with work in Unity and Diversity
This photograph is from fibreworks 2008 at the Cambridge Galleries 

Presented with Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad. at the Museum of Vancouver 
1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
Art of Craft showcases 173 spectacular fine craft works in three parts:

Unity & Diversity: Selected Works - 75 pieces from across Canada recently on display at the 2009 Cheongju International Craft Biennale in the Republic of Korea.

By Hand/BC and Yukon - 51 pieces from Canada’s West Coast with a focus on the artists’ creative processes and studio environments.

Craft from the Republic of Korea - 47 pieces demonstrating the excellence of traditional and contemporary crafts.

Museum of Vancouver


 Costume Museum of Canada
109 Pacific Avenue, Downtown Exchange District, Winnipeg

Find them on facebook and check their website for images and more information

Wartime Weddings, From Jan 19th, 2010 until Apr 4th, 2010

Special garments are an important part of many rituals the world over, but the wedding dress tops them all. This show will display bridal wear from the years of the First and Second World Wars, when weddings offered happy reprieve from hard times.

Native/American Apparel, From Jan 19th, 2010 until Apr 4th, 2010

Guest curator: Jenny Western, Urban Shaman Gallery

Bringing together artwork by Contemporary Aboriginal artists, Lita Fontaine and KC Adams, alongside pieces drawn from the collection at the Costume Museum of Canada, Native/American Apparel looks at the relationship of fashion, clothing, and textile to the representation of Indigenous identities. By juxtaposing historical artifacts with current artworks, Native/American Apparel encourages viewers to consider the role of the collection and exhibition of objects made by First Nations and Metis people in galleries and museums, particularily those objects made by women.


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