Design at Riverside
7 Melville Street S, Cambridge, ON
Following the ambitious mounting of The Whole Shebang: a research project in late in 2017, Design at Riverside will showcase a selection of works from the Contemporary Fibre Collection to further the conversations of preservation and presentation of works held by Cambridge Art Galleries. Over 115 Canadian artists are represented in the permanent collection dedicated to fibre based works.
The Licensed to Show exhibition series continues the work of maintaining, caring for, and licensing of works to ensure best practices in presentation of objects from the collection. In this edition works by Lily Yung will be the main feature, along with pieces that reside on the edges of industrial design and manufacturing within the textile discipline.
Opening: Friday, January 25, 2019, 7:00pm.
Originally from Hong Kong, Lily Yung was an active member of the Toronto arts community for many years. She was a founding members of *new* gallery, co-producer of the Talk Craft lecture series, a contributor to Craft journals, and is the 2010 recipient of the prestigious John Mather Award for Lifetime Achievement from Ontario Crafts Council. While completing her Ph. D. in Immunology at the University of Alberta, Lily studied printmaking and subsequently began designing and making jewellery. In 2004, she received an Artist in Residence for Research project grant (supported jointly by the Canada Council for the Arts and the National Research Council of Canada), that launched her exploration into the design and fabrication of objects through Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM). Her main focus of her textile work was the creation of unique and limited edition works using Rapid Prototyping (RP) systems, though she also utilized die and laser cutting, CNC milled molds for casting and water jet cutting in her work. The aim of her design work was to integrate the skills of the craft artist and the technologies of manufacturing.