Friday, March 16, 2007

EXHIBITIONS: harbourfront action

A couple of good-looking shows by exciting locals starting this weekend as part of the Spring Exhibitions at the York Quay Centre at Harbourfront Centre:

Last Night I Dreamt I Was...
Kate Jackson & Suzanne Carlsen

A collaboration between textile resident Kate Jackson and metal resident Suzanne Carlsen focuses on the icons and archetypes of their favorite fantasy occupations.


the object of Objects
Vest Collective
Mathew Birtch, Sally McCubbin, Katy Chan, Jennifer Graham, Jessica Lertvilai,
Shannon McLeod, Jordan McDonald, Erin Neal, Marta Marie Pietrzyk and Jonathan

Vest Collective is a loosely knit group of designers and craft practitioners based in
Toronto. Work produced under the Vest moniker adheres to the principle that objects
can affect positive change on the people and other objects with which they come in
contact. Equal emphasis is put on the quality/longevity of the work produced, and its
relevance to contemporary culture. With an appreciation for different disciplines, Vest
produces work demonstrating that design is full of the potential to communicate a wide
range of ideas.


Saturday March 17 — Sunday May 13, 2007
Public Opening Reception: Friday, March 16
6 pm – 9 pm

235 Queens Quay West
Telephone: 416-973-4000

Edited to add:

I just visited and highly recommend checking out the felt & embroidery millenry of Norah Deacon and Thea Haines in Shadows & Veils, found in the wall-mounted cases by the artists in residence studios. There are also a couple of interesting craft-related pieces (a quilt made from film & a short film concept piece involving crochet) in the York Quay Gallery as part of the Mechanics of the Medium show.


Blogger a crafty vegan said...

I went to the opening on Friday - in the snow - and it was fantastic! There are some great pieces.

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