Lizz Aston is a fibre-based artist, currently taking a second major in Industrial Design at OCAD University. Her work bridges gaps between traditional textile practice, contemporary art and design. Aston holds a Diploma in Crafts & Design from Sheridan College (2009) and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. Her work has been exhibited across Canada, the USA, Australia and South Korea, including a three-story installation she made for the recent Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (2014).
Fibre Optic / Radiant Light is a site-specific installation that reflects transient patterns of light, colour and shadow. Taking over the space in the second floor lobby of the Gladstone Hotel, this immersive installation re-imagines textile patterns by creating a luminescent and ambient environment.
Come Up To My Room 2015 (CUTMR) is the Gladstone Hotel’s 12th annual alternative design event. 25 installations, 40 artists, and 4000 visitors, and with an extended run of 10 days! CUTMR invites artists and designers to show us what goes on inside their heads. Coming together in dialogue and collaboration, participants are limited only by their imaginations, making CUTMR one of the most exciting shows in Toronto. The exhibition, curated by Jaclyn Blumas, Robert Cram and Caitlin Plewes, as been running for over a decade and was voted the People’s Choice for the 2014 Toronto Design Offsite Festival.
CUTMR’15 runs from January 16th to 25th, 2015 / $10 General or $15 Festival Pass / Monday to Friday from 12pm to 5pm / Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm
Design Pirates: Thursday Jan 15th 8pm *
Opening Party: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015 from 7pm – 10pm
Music Events: Friday Jan 16th & Thurs Jan 22nd, 9pm – 2am *
Closing Party: Saturday Jan 25th, 7pm – 10pm
Love Design Party: Saturday, Jan 24th, 10pm – 2am
*Additional entry fees may apply.