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¤ Anna Torma

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¤ Shirley Madill

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Anna Torma: Needleworks

Anna Torma, Red Flowers
Anna Torma, Red Flowers

Anna Torma, Red Flowers 2006 (detail)
13 Jan 2007 – 18 Feb 2007

Anna Torma grew up on a farm in Hungary, where she learned the techniques of hand sewing and embroidery from her mother and grandmother. She enrolled at the Hungarian University of Applied Arts in Budapest in the late 1970s, at a time when censorship constricted many aspects of cultural expression. However, as textile arts were treated as domestic craft rather than a recognized artistic discipline, Torma and her contemporaries enjoyed unusual creative freedom. Tormaís hand-stitched pictorial surfaces reflect the artistís rich family history as expressed through a matrilineal needlework tradition.

OPENING RECEPTION jointly with Demolition Derby: Paintings by Doug Taylor, on Sunday 14 January, from 2 to 4 pm. The free charter bus leaves 5163 Duke Street at 1:30 p.m., returning downtown at 4:00.



Exhibition Images
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Anna Torma Blues (detail) 2006Anna Torma Blues 2006Anna Torma Draw Me a Rose IIAnna Torma Draw me a rose II 


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