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"Dark Cloth: Catherine Heard, Barb Hunt, Marcel Marois and Carl Stewart"
2004-05-05 until 2004-10-03
Textile Museum of Canada
Tortonto, ON, CA Canada

The Textile Museum of Canada announces a unique exhibition featuring works by Canadian artists Catherine Heard, Barb Hunt, Marcel Marois and Carl Stewart.  Dark Cloth explores the subversive and controversial potential of textile media, and challenges the private, non-threatening associations traditionally reserved for domestic arts. Curated by Sarah Quinton, Dark Cloth offers a thoughtful and dramatic critique of contemporary public and private life. This exhibition extends beyond specific people and places, and becomes part of a broad world context where war, homophobia, human mutilation, animal extinction, and cosmic annihilation are part of everyday realities.

Dark Cloth reflects the Textile Museum's ongoing commitment to contemporary art programming and exemplifies the institution's dedication to Canadian artists and their work. A wide range of programs and lectures has been developed for the exhibition and offers opportunities for the public to discuss the exhibition's ideas and issues with the artists. The exhibition will initiate dialogue pertaining to our perceptions of cloth, and will shed light on "dark" personal, social and political fabrics, woven into global experience.

IMAGE
Marcel Marois
Leurs esprits s'enfonçaient, désordonnés... (1988-89)
Wool and cotton
High warp tapestry
168 x 313cm
Collection of Loto-Québec


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