Saturday, November 19, 2011

Household Notions @ Telephone Booth Gallery

I will be participating in an upcoming textiles exhibition at Telephone Booth Gallery, in the junction. Opening reception is Thurs, Dec 1st 6-9 pm. Here is the postcard and a sneak peak of the show!

LIZZ ASTON – paper burn-out, porcelain
NOELLE HAMLYN – free-motion embroidery
PAM LOBB – mixed media printmaking
DORIE MILLERSON – needle lace
AMANDA PARKER – kiln cast glass

Opening Party & Holiday Cheer:
Thurs, Dec 1st, 6 - 9pm

Also attend the grand opening of ARTiculations (art supplies, workshops, exhibitions).  Same night until 10pm.  (2928 Dundas St West).

Whether inspired by a character in a contemporary novel or by the ability of thread to link elements together, a narrative quality runs through each of the works in Household Notions.   Textiles have a rich history that speaks to women and craft.   These multi-layered sculptures explore domestic textiles, (including needlework and crochet) as well as the personal relationships, memories, and attachments that are formed with handmade objects, and the narratives that can be created with them.   Alternative mediums such as glass, paper and porcelain expand upon our expectations of conventional textile patterns and constructions.   Just as fabrics can degrade and fade with time, some textile references have been deconstructed, leaving residual impressions that reflect upon the absence of the object.   Overall themes of exploration in this exhibition include fragility, intimacy, strength and tension.
*Notions are small items for household use such as needles, buttons and thread.  A notion can also be a belief, an idea or a whim.  Here’s a household notion for you:  Call your mother.

Tues by appt.
Wednesday - Friday  11am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
3148 Dundas Street West - Toronto - Ontario - M6P 2A1
(The Junction, Dundas at St. John's Rd.)
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