Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fabricate, our September exhibition

Fabricate is an exhibition that contextualizes art and design as mediums that are not necessarily distinguishable from one another. In a sense, both art forms are within the same framework or structure, within the same fabric. 

The exhibition is a contribution to the contemporary dialogue between “art” and “design”. Many of today’s makers in general are finding it hard to define themselves in the traditional moulds: designer, artist, or craftsperson. Here, we showcase the possibilities of collaboration between the different genres and how this openness manifests in contemporary creative practice.

We paired up local fashion designers/fibre-artists/visual artists/craftspersons to create collaborative works.

The collaborators are: Lizz Aston (Not Just Paper Planes) & Jen Kneulman (Freshly Printed), Margot Keith, James Lourenco & Hillary Predko (WORN Fashion Journal), Caterina Mazzotta (Kali Clothing) & Amanda Schoppel (Awake & Dreaming), Sarah Ottewell (SLO) & Julie Voyce, and Rachael Speirs (Summer Solstice) & Joanna Schleimer.

And the collaboration doesn't stop there. We joined forces with Meredith Keith Gallery, where most of the pieces will be exhibited. 

Fri, Sept 8th - Sat, Oct 1st
Opening reception: Friday, Sept 16th at 6 pm
  Meredith Keith Gallery, 1695 Dundas Street West
  Hours: Wed - Sat, 12 - 5 pm 
Closing reception: Friday, Sept 30th at 8 pm
  Freedom Clothing Collective, 939 Bloor Street West
  Hours: Every day, 12 - 7:30 pm