Amy Rogers is a multimedia artist based in Toronto. Her work addresses the simultaneous roles humans play and the situations we find ourselves in, some by choice, some not, and the unnoticed work, efforts, and contradictions in our societies. Her mixed media work is thoughtful, concept-driven, and often labour-intensive.
I have read that ‘fibre art’ is generally made from perishable materials most often using traditional techniques including sewing, tapestry and papermaking. But does this mean it’s not possible for ‘fibre art’ to address the same topics addressed in ‘fine art’? How can one validate ‘fibre art’ in the ‘fine art’ / ‘high art’ context? I am interested in playing with the contradictions and ‘imposed limits’ of what can be defined as ‘high art’ and exploring how we can come to terms with the overlapping definitions of craft, art, and design.
Co-Curated by Helena Frei & Chris Mitchell Hard Twist 9 Fibre Optics – Textiles in the Digital Age plugs into the juncture where textile connects with computer technology and exposes how the digital touches cloth. On view August 28 to December 28, 2014 on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Hotel.