Please join us for the opening Reception on Wednesday, January 20, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
As a participant in the Toronto International Design Festival, the Ontario Crafts Council is pleased to present Body + Object, an exhibition featuring the work of eighteen artists who explore the relationship between the body and the many forms in which it can ornament, present and represent itself. The body is perhaps today’s most ubiquitous cultural object, especially in its use to announce identity through the ever-changing landscape of apparel. Craft finds its place in this process of disclosure with work designed to adorn, protect, and even introspectively examine the body. Body + Object offers work addressing the real as well as thematic presence of the body, where traditional craft media appear in new forms and use style as a means to investigation.
Body + Object includes the work of Amanda McCavour & Silke Stadtmuller / Andrea Graham / Annie Thompson / Bebhinn Jennings / Dandi Maestre / David Dunkley / Gillian Batcher / Jessica Beauchemin / Karina Bergmans / Lois Schklar / Marina Dempster / Norah Deacon, Adrian Parks & Yvonne Ng / Tanya Lyons / Tara Bursey.