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Prospect 17: Joanna Close
13 Dec 2014 – 8 Mar 2015
Joanna Close, Gramís House2012
hand-dyed wool hooked on burlap backing
73 x 78 cm
(image courtesy of the artist)
This is the 17th of the Prospect exhibitions, which showcase the works of selected Nova Scotian artists during the early stages of their careers. Joanna Close presents a series of hooked rugs depicting buildings from a former family farm in New Brunswick, now given over to an industrial gravel quarry. These hand-dyed wool rugs commemorate maritime farming heritage. The imprecision of the hooking technique used to create the rugs mimics the dynamism of memory.
Joanna Close is a textile artist and illustrator based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She holds a BFA from NSCAD University, 2004 and an MA in Textile and Fibre Art from the Winchester School of Art, United Kingdom, 2006. She is a regular part-time instruction at NSCAD University in the Textiles Department.
RECEPTION Saturday, 17 January 2015, from 2pm to 4pm. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments as you view these beautifully crafted works.
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