Thursday, October 25, 2012

De rerum natura

Four of my sculptures will be exhibiting at the World of Threads Festival in Toronto and Oakville Ontario this November. De rerum natura (On The Nature of Things) will be opening in Oakville on Nov. 4, 2012.  Receptor, What Looks Like an Elephant and Marrow will be participating in this show. One Day will be featured in THREADSpace: Threading the Third Dimension in Toronto on November 7 at the Canadian Sculpture Centre. More on that later.

Here's the description from the website:
De rerum natura (On The Nature of Things) is a highly eccentric exhibition evoking the collection of a mad 18th century naturalist. All the artwork is dealing with themes of nature, plants and animals. Curator Gareth Bate has observed that environmental work is the most dominant theme in contemporary fibre art. This lush and colourful environment is filled with striking and sometimes bizarre work. The show features the work of 35 artists from Canada, Denmark, United Kingdom and USA. They are working in a huge variety of media. There will be installation, sculpture and 2D work. The title of the exhibition is based on the ancient Roman poem De rerum natura by Lucretius who's rediscovery was a major inspiration for Renaissance artists.

I'm lucky to be able to attend some of the festivites in Toronto... looking forward to meeting Dawne Rudman and Gareth Bate who both have been working feverishly on this event. Also hope to meet many new artist friends... the work looks amazing!

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