Sunday, January 04, 2009

EXHIBITION: MADE presents An installation by Kathryn Walter (January 8 - March 7, opening reception: January 8)


An installation by Kathryn Walter from the Remnants Series

Opening reception at MADE: Thursday January 8th, 7pm-9pm
Exhibition continues to March 7th

Walter's quilts are made from remnants and off-cuts from work produced through her company, FELT. The remnants, mostly squares and rectangles, are ends from the cutting table where basic shapes are used to maximize the yield of the material, reduce waste and provide the basis for her modern, minimalist aesthetic.

In the tradition of crazy quilts, a form of quilting dating from Victorian times that made use of small pieces of discarded cloth and worn out clothing, Walter's quilts are about reusing material, and they have no planned design in shape or arrangement of color. Rather like painting, aesthetic choices are made as one piece meets another over the course of building the whole quilt.

Made from a range of pressed wool felts, machine-stitched with cotton backing, these quilts are functional as bed covers or may hung on the wall. is having a makeover and will also be launched at the opening on January 8th.

Kathryn Walter lives in Toronto and has practiced as an artist since 1989, producing work that intersects visual art, material culture and the built environment. In 2000 she founded her company FELT, a vehicle through which she explores the material and culture of modern industrial felt through exhibitions, historical research, architectural commissions and a product line.

MADE is a design retailer working to build a valuable resource for modern Canadian design by showcasing handmade works and small production pieces by industrial designers, craftsmen, architects, designers and artists.

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