A Homespun Web installation
A HOMESPUN WEB
January 28 – March 11, 2012
Opening reception and catalogue launch: Thursday, February 9, 7 – 9 pm
Living Arts Centre Gallery
4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 4B8
A Homespun Web features the work of three contemporary artists using traditional craft to provide engaging social and political commentary. Heather Goodchild, Noelle Hamlyn, and Tazeen Qayyum appropriate a variety of time-honoured processes including embroidery, spinning, smocking, rug hooking, and miniature painting in contemplation of the issues facing our increasingly global culture.
The exhibition is an homage to the Arts and Crafts revolutionaries who defied the massive industrialization of Europe and North America in the late 19th century. By repositioning hand-made processes into the present, each artist channels the historical and philosophical roots of their referents to comment on a range of contemporary topics including religion, mass production, regionalism, corruption, and the politics of gender. Patrons will experience works in painting, textiles, sculpture and installation that celebrate the skills of the human hand and its ability to inspire invigorating social debate.
The exhibition catalogue will be launched at the opening reception and will feature an essay by curator Cole Swanson. Admission is free and all are welcome.
The Gallery is located on the second floor of the Living Arts Centre. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm. Visit www.livingartscentre.ca for information on other exhibitions. The Centre is located at 4141 Living Arts Drive, immediately west of Square One Shopping Centre at Highways 403 & 10.
For more information, contact curator Cole Swanson by phone at 905.306.6161 or by email at email@example.com.
Heather Goodchild, Herd & Time, porcelain and screen print installation, 2012