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Contemporary Textile Collection: I

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January 15 – February 28, 2016
Kathryn Ruppert-Dazai. The Mother (detail), 2006. Photo: Scott Lee
Kathryn Ruppert-Dazai. The Mother (detail), 2006. Photo: Scott Lee

Idea Exchange
Queen's Square
1 North Square, Cambridge, ON
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One of a three part exhibition that provides access to our permanent collection of Contemporary Canadian fibre based work. The largest assemblage of works from our collection will be on display at all three galleries. 

In the late eighties, Idea Exchange Art + Design (formerly Cambridge Galleries) decided to pursue a particular collection mandate focused on the fibre medium to reflect the region’s industrial base which was established by the textile industry, and because this specialization sets us apart from other institutions. It is through the efforts and dedication of Mary Misner, past Gallery Director of 27 years, that this collection remains as one of the largest contemporary textile collections in Canada.

The nature of the work in our collection is extremely varied; the artists represented offer diverse vision, use of materials and techniques. Although the collection has its roots in the textile heritage of Cambridge, these works offer us critical contemporary explorations of the fibre medium.

The collection has been supported by various levels of government; the efforts of dedicated volunteers and their fundraising events; and by individual and corporate donors. We sincerely appreciate their continued interest.

List of works: 

Jaime Angelopoulos. He Moved Just So, 2012. 

Marianne Burlew. Studies (in crochet), 2013. 

Dorothy Caldwell. Untitled, 1985. 

Heather Cameron. Arbor Vitae, 2012. 

Lyn Carter. Beacon, 2011. 

Kai Chan. Waterfall, 1986.

Shuyu Lu. Welcome to the Village, 2010. 

Daniel Manchego-Badiola. Guardian No.6Guardian No.7Guardian No. 8, 2014. 

Malinda Mayhall. Na Pali, 1990. 

Peggy Mersereau. Bullseye, 2003. 

Kathryn Rupert-DazaiThe Mother, 2006. 

 

Joint Friday Night ART Live: Friday, January 15, 7:00pm

Exhibition Tour: Saturday, January 16, 2:00pm

  • Contemporary Textile Collection: I (Friday Night ART Live Opening), 2016. Photo: Cherie Fawcett.
    Contemporary Textile Collection: I (Friday Night ART Live Opening), 2016. Photo: Cherie Fawcett.
  • Contemporary Textile Collection: I (Friday Night ART Live Opening), 2016. Photo: Cherie Fawcett.
    Contemporary Textile Collection: I (Friday Night ART Live Opening), 2016. Photo: Cherie Fawcett.
  • Contemporary Textile Collection: I (Friday Night ART Live Opening), 2016. Photo: Cherie Fawcett.
    Contemporary Textile Collection: I (Friday Night ART Live Opening), 2016. Photo: Cherie Fawcett.
  • Contemporary Textile Collection: I (Friday Night ART Live Opening), 2016. Photo: Cherie Fawcett.
    Contemporary Textile Collection: I (Friday Night ART Live Opening), 2016. Photo: Cherie Fawcett.
  • Contemporary Textile Collection: I (Friday Night ART Live Opening), 2016. Photo: Cherie Fawcett.
    Contemporary Textile Collection: I (Friday Night ART Live Opening), 2016. Photo: Cherie Fawcett.
  • Contemporary Textile Collection: I (Friday Night ART Live Opening), 2016. Photo: Cherie Fawcett.
    Contemporary Textile Collection: I (Friday Night ART Live Opening), 2016. Photo: Cherie Fawcett.
  • Contemporary Textile Collection: I (Friday Night ART Live Opening), 2016. Photo: Cherie Fawcett.
    Contemporary Textile Collection: I (Friday Night ART Live Opening), 2016. Photo: Cherie Fawcett.
  • Contemporary Textile Collection: I (Friday Night ART Live Opening), 2016. Photo: Cherie Fawcett.
    Contemporary Textile Collection: I (Friday Night ART Live Opening), 2016. Photo: Cherie Fawcett.
  • Contemporary Textile Collection: I (installation), 2016. Photo Scott Lee.
    Contemporary Textile Collection: I (installation), 2016. Photo Scott Lee.
  • Contemporary Textile Collection: I (installation), 2016. Photo Scott Lee.
    Contemporary Textile Collection: I (installation), 2016. Photo Scott Lee.
  • Contemporary Textile Collection: I (installation), 2016. Photo Scott Lee.
    Contemporary Textile Collection: I (installation), 2016. Photo Scott Lee.
  • Contemporary Textile Collection: I (installation), 2016. Photo Scott Lee.
    Contemporary Textile Collection: I (installation), 2016. Photo Scott Lee.
  • Contemporary Textile Collection: I (installation), 2016. Photo Scott Lee.
    Contemporary Textile Collection: I (installation), 2016. Photo Scott Lee.
  • Contemporary Textile Collection: I (installation), 2016. Photo Scott Lee.
    Contemporary Textile Collection: I (installation), 2016. Photo Scott Lee.
  • Contemporary Textile Collection: I (installation), 2016. Photo Scott Lee.
    Contemporary Textile Collection: I (installation), 2016. Photo Scott Lee.

Funders

City of Cambridge Canada Council for the Arts Ontario Arts Council