Monday, November 07, 2016

Exhibit: Transforming Art!

Gladstone Hotel's Hard Twist 11: Spin Exhibition Review

My life's path has morphed and transformed to something new and has taken a spin in a totally different direction then I originally planned. So I felt a strong affinity for Gladstone's Hotel newest textile art exhibition aptly named Hard Twist 11: Spin. Now in it's 11th installment, Hard Twist is one of my favourite annual exhibitions at Gladstone Hotel (I have written reviews for Hard Twist 8, Hard Twist 9 and Hard Twist 10).

Hard Twist 11 Textile Art Exhibit at Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, artmatters, culture, the purple scarf, melanieps, exhibition, ontario, canada, hairdress, annabel berthoff
Hairdress by Annabel Berthoff
One of the Gladstone Hotel's signature events, Hard Twist displays textile art, in its many forms, from a variety of established and up-and-coming artists, each with their own interpretation each year's theme. Spin is this years theme: "to spin is to transform. Whether it’s turning a fleece into yarn for a cozy sweater or rotating a dubious fact through angles of truth, spinning changes what you started with into something very different."

Hard Twist 11 Textile Art Exhibit at Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, artmatters, culture, the purple scarf, melanieps, exhibition, ontario, canada, Two Justins, Jenn Wilson
Two Justins by Jen Wilson
Hard Twist 11 Textile Art Exhibit at Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, artmatters, culture, the purple scarf, melanieps, exhibition, ontario, canada, Convoluted, Lorenz Manifold, Lynne M Mack
Convoluted-Lorenz Manifold by Lynne M Mack
Hard Twist 11 Textile Art Exhibit at Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, artmatters, culture, the purple scarf, melanieps, exhibition, ontario, canada, embroidered bodies
Embroidered Bodies by Ketzia Kobrah
Hard Twist 11 Textile Art Exhibit at Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, artmatters, culture, the purple scarf, melanieps, exhibition, ontario, canada, bearing, Brooke Ripley
Bearing by Brooke Ripley
Hard Twist 11 Textile Art Exhibit at Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, artmatters, culture, the purple scarf, melanieps, exhibition, ontario, canada, remembering gram, wilma kenny
Remembering Gram by Wilma Kenny
Hard Twist 11 Textile Art Exhibit at Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, artmatters, culture, the purple scarf, melanieps, exhibition, ontario, canada, Remembering Gram, Wilma Kenny
Remembering Gram (detail) by Wilma Kenny
I have always enjoyed the Hard Twist exhibits and Hard Twist 11 was no exception. There were a few stand-out pieces which included Hairdress, which was both fascinating and a little bit unnerving, as well as the heartwarming Remembering Gram. Hard Twist 11: Spin runs until January 9, 2017. Please visit Gladstone Hotel for more details.

P.s!: Like any of the pieces you see? They are all for sale! And as always the exhibit is free and open to the public every day from 12pm - 5pm.

P.s,
Melanie!

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