“This work includes hand-painted and digitally altered photographs of carefully arranged objects including: paintings built as horizontal pedestals, hand-woven copies of my husbands shirts, crumpled paper painted to resemble cloth, dresses from my closet, and hand-painted backdrops. They are accompanied by footnotes outlining the personal significance of each item depicted.”
Toronto-based artist and OCAD professor Michelle Forsyth holds an MFA from Rutgers University and a BFA from the University of Victoria. She has had exhibitions in New York, Lisbon, Philadelphia, Las Vegas as well as in Toronto. She has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Artist Trust.
Curated by Helena Frei & Chris Mitchell, Hard Twist 10 Memory winds its way through textiles, a constant thread that runs through the earliest archaeological fragments, the latest experimental synthetics and everything in between. Textiles hold memory, recall memory, record – and occasionally obscure – memory. In some recent incarnations they even have memory. Opening reception on September 10th 7-10pm on the 3rd and 4th floors galleries. On view August 27, 2015 to December 27, 2015 on the 3rd and 4th floors of the hotel.