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Janet Morton

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1963-



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For the past twenty years Janet Morton has used knitting, installation, performance, and sculpture to explore issues of labour, home and the domestic. The Guelph, Ontario based artist is known for...

For the past twenty years Janet Morton has used knitting, installation, performance, and sculpture to explore issues of labour, home and the domestic. The Guelph, Ontario based artist is known for several interventions in public spaces, including Cozy (1999-2000), a cover made of recycled, knitted sweaters sewn together, that was installed over an old cottage on Ward Island and on a free standing frame in Trinity Square Park in Toronto, and Before Flight (2012), a recent permanent sculpture made of metal and stone, installed in the Donald Forester Sculpture Garden at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre in Guelph. In several new video collaborations Morton explores ephemerality and challenges productivity by unraveling knitted sculptures that represent hours of labour. Morton holds a BFA from York University (1990) and is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art. Morton’s work is included in the collections of the Cambridge Galleries, The Royal Bank of Canada, Museum London, and in numerous private collections in Canada, Switzerland, India, and the United States. 




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Submitted by Betty Perkins (not verified) on

At the present time Janet Morton,s work Crossing Natures is being displayed in the Tom Thompson Art Gallery in Owen Sound. A friend of mine while visiting the gallery noticed a book with Janet's display that was written by her. Does anyone know if this book is available to the general public and how it may be obtained?