EXHIBITION: DIwhy?: a juried exhibition of DIY craft (January 20 – March 1, reception: February 5)
It's almost here! Come check out this show we are co-presenting with the Ontario Arts Council. It will be funfunfun!
Ontario Crafts Council
990 Queen St. W. Toronto, ON
January 20 – March 1, 2009
Opening Reception Thursday, February 5th 5:30 – 8:30 pm
DIY as a mode of making can be traced back to several historical moments: the Arts and Craft movement of the 1900’s, the 1970’s craft movement, and third-wave feminism alongside the 80’s punk, zine and Riot Grrrl movements.
Yet despite these connections, pinning down exactly what DIY is and what it looks like remains a challenging task at best. There is no common definition for DIY, and as it becomes increasingly mainstream, the act of distinguishing a particular mode creativity according to “do it yourself”, is an issue that continues to be raised.
As such, the OCC is pleased to present in partnership with Toronto Craft Alert, DIwhy?, an exhibition exploring the many different facets of ‘doing it yourself’.
DIwhy? was juried by Allyson Mitchell, Jen Anisef and Michelle Rothstein, and includes the work of Amanda McCavour, Andrea Graham, Becky Johnson, Brooke Pickett, Catherine Trelford-Keogh, Inbred Hybrid Collective, Frances Mahon, Heather Bain, Katie Muth, Katie Sorrell, Lauren Hortie, Maura Meng, Miriam Grenville, and Shannon Gerard.