Friday, March 16, 2007

stitch: fibre beyond beauty

Thanks to Marnie for tipping me off to Stitch: Fibre Beyond Beauty - a show currently on at the Ontario Crafts Council Guild Shop in Yorkville:

Fibre artist, Magda Trzaski, leads a group exhibition of Fibre/Textile artists at the Guild Shop. Magda Trzaski received her BFA in New Media from Ryerson University, Toronto in 1999. Since then, she has exhibited her new series of framed multi-media works at C1 Art Space and Prime Gallery, both in Toronto and Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

“Magda’s works are moments frozen in time. Compelling in their starkness, they beg a closer look, then another. Her cats, rabbits & birds are displayed under glass in forestalled activity as new- found species of animals might have been in the Victorian era. Balloons float in mid-air and balls hover mid-juggle as her creatures balance in a limbo of thought and activity. I find her pieces simply alluring in their form, and utterly thought provoking in story. “ - Jen O’Connor of EarthAngelsToys.com

Also participating: Tricia Burney, Kate Busby, Emily Hamill, Thea Haines, Maggie Hogan, Chung Im Kim, Arounna Khounnoraj, Marta Zimerisk Panek, Carmella Karijo Rother, Katherine Walter.

118 Cumberland St. (Yorkville)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
March 15-April 10

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Magda Trzaski "animam edere" 2006
N.B. This piece was available at Prime Gallery

2 Comments:

Blogger krissy said...

i went to see this show yesterday and it was really wonderful! i thought the toy guns covered in handmade felt was really interesting and pretty. i also really liked the doll heads adorned with colourful felt hats. my only disappointment was that i didn't see any work by tricia burney. :( maybe i somehow overlooked it but she didn't seem to be mentioned on the show postcard either. anyone know if she was indeed part of the show?

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Fumiko said...

Thanks for the positive comments Krissy. Unfortunately, Tricia had to pull from the exhibition. It was a disappointment for me because I think her work would have looked wonderful with the other artists. I'm sure we will see great things from her in the future.

12:10 PM  

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