Currently showing at the Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre as part of World of Threads Festival in Oakville Ontario, this is the largest and most colourful piece that I have yet seen by this Toronto maker.
surface - shadow
holes as marks
Sayward Johnson, copper wire, patina, weaving
rigid - pliable
The exhibit is named De Rerum Natura (On The Nature of Things) and was curated by Gareth Bate who describes the exhibit as "a highly eccentric show that evokes the collection of a mad 18th century naturalist".
Marjolein Dallinga, merino wool, wet felted
That cabinet of curiosity idea is very apt. When I entered the exhibit, it did remind me of visits to European museums that hold Victorian era collections.
Marjolein Dallinga, Merino wool, wet felted
simple - complex
tender - violent
inner - surface
youth - age
colour - greyness
human touch-machine pressed
Lotta Helleberg, leaf prints on plant dyed vintage linen
Lotta's ordering of the messiness of nature reminds one of how we collect.
human - nature
order - nature
process - object
art - life