Lheila Palumbo’s works are hand woven with yarn and wood on a digital jacquard loom. They were inspired by the permanent collection of artifacts displayed in the Human Origins and Cultural Halls of the American Museum of Natural History, and by the human mind’s permanent state of flux as it shifts freely between past and present, two very different and dynamically fragmented worlds.
Originally from Toronto, Lheila Palumbo is a textile designer and instructor living in Montreal. Before entering the field of textile design and construction, she spent several years studying architecture and French literature. She currently teaches courses in advanced weaving, Jacquard weaving, and digital embroidery at the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles.
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.