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3 Sep 2016 – 6 Nov 2016
Hannah Epstein, Toronto, Ontario
Question of the Day 2014
Collection of the artist
Organized and circulated by the Textile Museum of Canada
Highlighting how craft and commerce have been deeply entwined, Home Economics sheds light on two centuries of creation that embraces vernacular design and individual expression – vibrant evidence of Canada’s evolving cultural and economic landscape. Today, artists and artisans continue to adapt personal experiences and points of view into material culture, part of the new ethos of interdisciplinary creativity in the 21st century.
The exhibition presents over 100 hooked rugs from the TMC collection, including the work of contemporary artists Joanna Close, Nancy Edell, Hannah Epstein, Deanne Fitzpatrick, Heather Goodchild, Barbara Klunder and Yvonne Mullock as well as seldom-seen pieces by Emily Carr, Clarence Gagnon, Florence Ryder and Georges-Édouard Tremblay.
Roxane Shaughnessy, Curator, Textile Museum of Canada, will speak about the intersections of hooked rugs and economics over the last 150 in Canada.
Joanna Close in conjunction with the exhibition Home Economics: 150 Years of Canadian Hooked Rugs will present an illustrated talk on design in contemporary and historic rugs while also discussing dye choices, colour palettes, fabrics and design motifs in her own rug hooking practice.
Two Rug Hooking Workshops
Participants will work with artist Joanna Close to produce a hooked coaster. No experience necessary and materials will be provided. The workshop is free but please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register (required).
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