Lizz Aston | Solo Show
Nov. 23rd, 2017 – Feb. 19th, 2018
The Gladstone is please to present recent works by Artists and designer Lizz Aston; showcasing in Gladstone Cafe (and part of the gladstone’s Annual Come Up To My Room exhibition).
In my work, I am inspired by the rich histories of textile production, lace-making and the decorative arts. Drawing from these themes, my work navigates the relationships and connection we feel to textile pattern as a powerful visual language used to trigger memory and association. Focusing on themes surrounding knot-work and interlacement, my work explores the intersection between traditional craft practice and digital technology.
In my work, I lift imagery from traditionally hand-made objects such as macramé and lace. By playing with the transform tools in Photoshop, I am able to deconstruct familiar patterns in unexpected ways and re-imagine them as large-scale, three-dimensional, distorted and exploded views.
Lizz Aston is a textile artist and industrial designer based in Toronto. She holds an advanced Diploma in Crafts & Design from Sheridan College and recently completed a three-year artist residency in the Craft Studios at Harbourfront Centre. Aston is the recipient of numerous Grants & Awards including the RBC Emerging Artist Studio Set-up Award from Craft Ontario. Her work is represented in public and private collections and has been exhibited across Canada, the United States, Australia and South Korea. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Design in Industrial Design at OCAD University.
Image titles (left to right): Rhodochrosite, Lateral Optics, Blue Lace Agate, Separation Anxiety