Exhibition dates - opening Thursday, January 23, 7-10 pm and continues until Sunday, April 27, 2014. Daily 12-5.
|Steel Heart 2013. Valerie Knapp©|
Coinciding with Hard Twist are two other exhibits—Come Up To My Room and Capacity, part of TO DO. Forget about the ice storms, come out and stroll, and check out the many shows. See the handy schedule Toronto Design Offsite Festival for details, hours and dates.
articipants range from established artists with impressive track records to students in the process of refining their focus. The works are tiny and huge, straightforward and complex, representational and abstract, and speak of things as disparate as biblical lyrics, global warming and the fate of dryer lint.
HARD TWIST 8: THIS IS PERSONALJanuary 23-April 27, 2014OPENING January 23: 7pm - 10pmGallery Hours Daily: 12pm - 5pmHard Twist, an annual juried show of work that celebrates the intimate, layered and complex relationship between people and textile, has become an important annual event within the Canadian fibre art community and a signature event for the Gladstone since 2006.This year, Hard Twist 8: This is Personal showcases works exploring the nuances, complexities and politics of that which is individual, private and intimate encompassing the gamut of the human with signals wrapped in cloth.Hard Twist 8 Participating Artists:Susan Avishai, Amy Bagshaw, Elaine Beetison, Jillian Booth, Vicki Burns, Marianne Burlew, Calica Studio, Tonya Corkey, Candace Couse, Marie Pierre Daigle, Marie de Sousa, Anne Devitt, Miriam Grenville, Noah Gano, Philip Hare, Alexa Hatanaka, Lydia Haywood-Munn, Fiona Kirkwood, Dana Kletke, Valerie Knapp, Deborah Koenker, Meghan Macdonald, Tim Manalo, Deborah Margo, Colleen McCarten, Kate McGrann, Joyce Melander-Dayton, Shawna Munro, Lois Schklar, Joanna Schleimer, Silky Shoemaker, SKETCH, David WoodwardHard Twist 8 Jurors:Tonya CorkeyChung-Im KimRoxane ShaughnessyHelena Frei and Chris Mitchell