Thursday, March 02, 2006

fun with textiles

Textile recycling is all the rage! Check out these two fun shows:

a. Sweaters in bloom at the r
edhead gallery (401 Richmond St. West, Suite 115)

Bouquet: New Works
March 1-25, 2006

The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by gallery member Yvonne Koo.
In its dormant form, a seed acts as container of potential. Bouquet is a body of work inspired by the fascination with a seeds' potential to grow, bloom and reproduce.
Thrift store clothing and objects are refashioned to create organic forms which suggest dormant desires, yearning and the potential for transformation.
Similar to the lure of a flower in bloom, the works in the exhibition make use of ornamental details to reveal - as well as conceal - the potential of the adolescent, fertile or barren body.

Opening reception: Saturday March 4 2006, 2-5 p.m.

b. Play with fibre at *new* gallery (906 Queen Street West):

March 8 - 25, 2006
Wednesday - Sunday 1 - 6 PM

In her work-in-progress textile/mixed media installation, Peggy Mersereau invites the public to participate in two activities - spool knitting and sweater recycling - that she uses in her work. The artist will be present during the whole run of the exhibition.

Opening reception Saturday, March 18, 4-6pm.


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