Nov 14, 2012 - Jan 13, 2013
Reception: Fri, Nov 16, 6 - 9pm
Part of World of Threads Festival
Lizz Aston manipulates photographs of her own textile work, expanding upon these predetermined patterns. By altering line, shape, volume, repetition and scale she deconstructs these formal patterns in unexpected ways, creating a body of prints and 3D framed works. // Artist Statement
Noelle Hamlyn has washed and exposed many works in this collection to saline solutions to encourage the formation of salt crystals. These crystals are like the sweat and tears of the seamstress – a gentle meditation on the loss of traditional hand skills. // Artist Statement
Pam Lobb references imagery from Victorian dinnerware and narrative-themed plates in her monoprints on fine Japanese papers, which are combined with fabric to build layered, porcelain-like framed sculptures. // Artist Statement
Lizz Aston holds an Advanced Diploma from the Sheridan Institute of Technology, Crafts and Design, Textiles Major (2009). She recently completed an artist-in-residence program at the Harbourfront Centre Textile Studio. Aston has received numerous awards and grants, most recently an RBC Emerging Artists Studio Setup Award, presented by the Ontario Crafts Council this fall. Her work has been featured in national and international exhibitions and she recently completed a commission for Lululemon Athletica, Atlanta, GA.
Noelle Hamlyn holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (2009), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and an Advanced Diploma in Crafts and Design, Textile Major, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (2007). Her studio work has earned numerous awards from Sheridan Institute, SAIC, the Ontario Crafts Council, and Best in Show (Fibre) 2009 and 2012 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Most recently Hamlyn received a Mississippi Valley Textile Museum Award which includes an exhibition in 2013. She also won a Mississauga Arts Council Marty award, and an OAC Artists in Education grant in 2012.
Pam Lobb holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art, from the University of Guelph, Ontario (2007). Lobb has won several awards, most recently Best of Show, Art on the Street, Guelph, and Best of Artwork on Paper, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, and The New Art Festival, Ottawa, in 2011. She co-founded Graven Feather Studio in 2011, a studio, exhibition and workshop space on Queen Street West in Toronto, with artists Erin Candela and Jessica Bartram.
Lizz Aston gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council in making this project possible.