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Charlotte Lindgren

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Maritimes
Date(s):
1931-



Biography

Charlotte Lindgren, a sculptor-weaver, was one of Canada's leading textile pioneers. Starting in the 1960s, Lindgren's architectural works were created as single woven pieces that dramatically...

Charlotte Lindgren, a sculptor-weaver, was one of Canada's leading textile pioneers. Starting in the 1960s, Lindgren's architectural works were created as single woven pieces that dramatically transformed into 3D objects. Whether wall-mounted or hanging, Lindgren's experimentation resulted in works that explored the interplay between positive and negative spaces and created dramatic shadows and movement. Her work used unconventional media such as cow hair, wire and plastics in addition to more traditional fibre materials such as wool, linen and silk. The influence of architecture in Lindgren’s work is evidenced by a dedicated exploration of form, material, and particularly of scale. The larger works also explore ideas of the human body as viewers are invited to move around or enter into the pieces.

Lindgren's work was featured in Expo 67's Canadian Fine Crafts exhibition. Her sculptural weavings were also displayed alongside other visual arts at the Art Gallery of Ontario's Perspectives 67 where she won a prize for her innovative approach to textiles. Lindgren gained famed for her work worldwide with the acceptance of a piece into the International Biennial of Tapestry in Lausanne, Switzerland.




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