Textile Museum of Canada's Lyn Carter: 11th Line & Home Economics Exhibitions ReviewI haven't been to The Textile Museum of Canada in a while, so I was glad I took the time out of my busy pre-vacation schedule to go visit Lyn Carter: 11th Line. This unique exhibition is part of the Toronto Offsite Design Festival that took place last weekend, as was Come Up To My Room, which ended on Sunday.
With 11th Line, "Carter explores one of the most fundamental textile design elements – the stripe". Rural landscapes and structures like barns and silos, seem to materialize in her textile pieces, and it felt like I was being pulled into them. Interestingly paired with Carter's work were historical artifacts from the Textile Museum's permanent collection, which added more perspective to not only Carter's pieces, but the rural theme as well.
|Double Peak, 2015|
|Refrain video, 2014-15 by Lyn Carter and Sigrun Hardardottir|
Even though the focus of my visit was the Lyn Carter exhibit, I also took the time to see Home Economics: 150 Years of Canadian Hooked Rugs. I enjoyed seeing some of the rugs, which brought back fond memories of my grandmother and mother hooking rugs. I couldn't believe how much some of the rugs resembled paintings from afar.
Lyn Carter: 11th Line runs until April 17, 2016 and Home Economics: 150 Years of Canadian Hooked Rugs ends February 8, 2016. Please visit Textile Museum of Canada for more information.
P.s!: Wednesday nights, from 5pm - 8pm, is pay-what-you-can!