Wednesday, October 29, 2008

EXHIBITIONS: HARD TWIST (Nov. 8-Jan 4) and pieceWORK (Nov. 8 & 9), (reception for both: November 7)

HARD TWIST and pieceWORK exhibitions open together at the Gladstone Hotel on Friday November 7th.

The Gladstone Hotel's 3rd annual juried textile exhibition Hard Twist opens in conjunction with pieceWORK, a weekend-long show and sale of work by fibre artists.

Opening Receptions Fri Nov 07, 2008 6pm-9pm
Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen St W Toronto


The Gladstone Hotel's 3rd Annual Juried Textile Exhibition
Sat Nov 08, 2008 to Sun Jan 04, 2008
Exhibition Hours 12pm-5pm Daily

Love may make the world go round, but twist holds it together.

Following on from last year's BIG FIBRE/little fibre exhibition that asked whether size matters in matters textile, Hard Twist explores the manifold and marvelous ways twist operates in the world of fibre.

Tightly-wound or softly spun, bent, hung or strung out, the works in the show reference a wild variety of issues: including the musings of Canada's first official hangman, a Queen St. West crawl, sharks, dandelions and motherhood (sans apple pie), sports memorabilia and coral reefs, threaded together by their common dependence on twist for coherence and structural integrity.

The first human who twisted a few strands together to make them longer and stronger had no idea of the force she had unleashed upon the world!

2008 Participating Artists Hard Twist:

Gareth Bate, Amélie Brisson-Darveau, Nadia Li Chai, Laura Endacott, Caitlin Erskine-Smith, Ann Marie Hadcock, Peter Harris, Susan Harris, Tricia Johnson, Lisa Keophila, Vanessa Li, Lesley Loksi Chan, Emily Martin, Amanda McCavour, Bev McNaughton, Gordana Olujic Dosic, Tammy Osler, Ingrid Paulson, Meghan Price, Laura Smith, Ilona Staples, Casey Ann Wasniewski, and Bonnie Whitehall.

Helena Frei and Chris Mitchell

2008 Jurors:
Melanie Egan, William Hodge, and Andrea VanderKooij


Fri Nov 7 Opening Reception 6pm-10pm
Exhibition Hours Saturday Nov 8 and Sun Nov 9 11am-6pm daily

The Gladstone Hotel's second annual pieceWORK show and sale showcases a diverse group of artists working in textile and fibre based mediums. Participating artists will present unique artist-made objects, wearables, fashion accessories, and home décor items for sale. pieceWORK takes place in the hotel's 2nd floor exhibition rooms.

2008 Participating Artists:
Sylwia Bartosik, Marie Josette and Friends: Marie Payne and Josette Luyckx
Pat Burns-Wendland, Bev Couse, Maureen Harding, Peggy Mersereau, Lucy Slykerman,
Susan Harris Design, Barbara Hilts, Lemon Collective: Lisa Keophila, Katherine Morley, Sarah Nadas, Kat O'Shaughnessy and Willie Yung, Liz Cohoe, Amanda Reid, Kalyna Pidwerbesky, and JAMES FOWLER / TEXTI'LL

Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street West Toronto, ON


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