11 - 26 October 2014,
65 George Street, Toronto, M5A 4L8
Conversation with Jérôme Fortin, Shaunna McCabe, Sarah Quinton,
Pat Feheley and Pierre-François Ouellette
Sunday 26 October at 11:00 am
ABOUT THE SHOW
Feheley Fine Arts and Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain are delighted to unveil their first collaborative exhibition at Centre Space. Intertwined features Inuit textiles juxtaposed with works referencing textiles by Jérôme Fortin.
The creation of textile works of art is a modern adaptation of the traditional practice of creating intricate patterns in skin clothing. This form of graphic expression, also found in incised lines on utilitarian objects, established a rich image history. The introduction of southern materials, including duffel, felt and embroidery floss, allowed this rich tradition to find new life in contemporary wall hangings. The works of the four artists included in this exhibition are all unique, yet they present a cohesive statement about the beauty and power of Inuit contemporary textiles.
Jérôme Fortin returned to Japanese culture for inspiration in the series titled Self-portraits that he is presenting as part of Intertwined at Centre Space. The work was produced in 2008 as part of an artist residency at TOKYO WONDER SITE, a centre for contemporary art production, research, presentation, and exchange.
Fortin created his Self-portraits from paper-based objects he found and collected while strolling through the streets of Tokyo, from the maps that helped him discover the world and from blank musical staves full of unheard potential. The series is primarily inspired by the traditional practice and healing ritual of Senbazuru, or Thousand Origami Cranes. The works are suggestive of kimonos, of the fabric they are made from, and of their mode of presentation in shop window displays and museums.
The two Self-portraits exhibited at Centre Space were shown in Shanghai, Tokyo and recently in Montreal at the Quebecor Gallery Museum (May 2014). Another work from the series is currently travelling in Dreamland: Textiles and the Canadian Landscape organized by the Textile Museum of Canada and shown at Museum London last Winter.
Of note, the onversation with Jérôme Fortin, Shaunna McCabe, Sarah Quinton, Pat Feheley and Pierre-François Ouellette that will take place Sunday 26 October at 11:00 am. Shaunna McCabe and Sarah Quinton are respectively the Executive Director and the Curatorial Director of the Textile Museum of Canada.
The Gallery thanks SODEC for its support.
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|Autoportrait no. 2 / Autoportrait no. 3
miscellaneous folded paper
Click here to view the selection of Inuit textile works
click here to download the Jérôme Fortin's recent C.V.