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Interlace, deconstruct, the spaces in between
Lizz Aston, Noelle Hamlyn, Pam LobbWorld of Threads Festival

Nov 14, 2012 - Jan 13, 2013

Reception:  Fri, Nov 16, 6 - 9pm
Part of World of Threads Festival

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Knot Diagram 1, 2010, paper, free motion embroidery, thread, burn-out, 9 x 10"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Knot Diagram 2, 2010, paper, free motion embroidery, thread, burn-out, 9 x 10"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Knot Diagram 3, 2012, paper, free motion embroidery, thread, burn-out, 10 x 9"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Knot Diagram 4, 2012, paper, free motion embroidery, thread, burn-out, 10 x 9"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Antiquated Notions #1, 2010, paper, free motion embroidery, thread, burn-out, 17 x 17"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Dendritic Lace Formation, 2012, paper, embroidery, burn-out, 20.5" x 20.5"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Exploding Lace View #1, 2012, linen, fibre reactive dyes, starched, hand-cut, 32 x 37"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Exploding Lace View #2, 2012, Kozo paper, fibre reactive dyes, hand-cut, 18.5 x 16.5"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Exploding Lace View #3, 2012, Kozo paper, fibre reactive dyes, hand-cut, 18.5 x 16.5"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Exploding Lace View –Warp, 2012, polychromatic  screen print on paper, 18 x 20"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Exploding Lace View – Distort, 2012, polychromatic screen print on paper, 20 x 18"

Lizz AstonLizz Aston: Exploding Lace View #1 – print, 2012, polychromatic screen print on paper,19 x 24"

Noelle HamlynNoelle Hamlyn: Moirai II, 2012, salt encrusted cotton embroidery, 57 x 26" Noelle HamlynNoelle Hamlyn: Moirai VI, 2012, salt encrusted cotton embroidery, 15 x 9" Noelle HamlynNoelle Hamlyn: Moirai V, 2012, salt encrusted silk embroidery, 20 x 20"

Noelle HamlynNoelle Hamlyn: Moirai VII, 2012, salt encrusted knitted cotton, 15 x 9"

Noelle HamlynNoelle Hamlyn: Untitled, 2012, salt encrusted spools of thread, 9 x 21"

Noelle HamlynNoelle Hamlyn: Traces, 2012, cotton embroidery on gampi, burn-out, 17 x 14"

Noelle HamlynNoelle Hamlyn: A Series of Lines that Intersect (I), 2012, silk and cotton embroidery on gampi tissue, 34 x 43"

Noelle HamlynNoelle Hamlyn: A Series of Lines that Intersect (III), 2012, silk and cotton embroidery on gampi tissue with selective burning, 34 x 43"

Noelle HamlynNoelle Hamlyn: Subtext, 2012, silk embroidered book pages, 30 x 43"

Noelle HamlynNoelle Hamlyn: Small, 2012, cotton embroidery on gampi tissue, 21 x 25"

Pam LobbPam Lobb: Faded Highlights 2012, Japanese tissue, printmaking, 32 x 32"

Pam LobbPam Lobb: From Memory, 2012, Japanese tissue, printmaking, 32 x 32"

Pam LobbPam Lobb: Scott Line, 2012, Japanese tissue, printmaking, 32 x 32"

Pam LobbPam Lobb: Recreated, 2012, Japanese tissue, printmaking, 26 x 20"

Pam LobbPam Lobb: Whys Line, 2012, Japanese tissue, printmaking, 32 x 32"

Pam LobbPam Lobb: Partial Set, 2012, Japanese tissue, printmaking, 20 x 26" Pam LobbPam Lobb: Untitled, 2012, Japanese tissue, printmaking, 12 x 16"

Pam LobbPam Lobb: Black Fern, 2012, Japanese tissue, printmaking, 8 x 8"

Pam LobbPam Lobb: American Beauty, 2011, Japanese tissue, printmaking, fabric, 8 x 8"

Pam LobbPam Lobb: Blue Rococo, 2011, Japanese tissue, printmaking, fabric, 8 x 8"

 

Installation images

Reception shots

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

Full Curriculum Vitae: Lizz Aston // Noelle Hamlyn // Pam Lobb

Biographies:

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.

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