Image Credit: Kim Standford, So Uh...Mike Kelly and Jeff Koons Walk Into a Bar (1), 2014

October 25 - November 30, 2014
Opening Reception: Sunday, November 2, 1 - 3 PM

strung out and undone
World of Threads Festival 2014

strung out and undone is a culminating exhibition of artworks submitted to the 2014 International World of Threads Festival and selected for display at the Living Arts Centre Gallery. The works chosen challenge the customary framework of textile and fibre based arts by introducing diverse contemporary approaches that collectively re-define the medium. This exhibition deconstructs traditional practices through a combination of materials, an integration of mixed methodologies and a re-purposing of conventional techniques. Selected artists fuse the pleasure of fibre based practice with the desire for sensory experience, playful anecdotes, contemplative forms and curious environments. Uncertain and obscure, untamed and stressed, strung out and undone sets new rules, subverting past expectations and sprawling in new directions.

Curated by Megan Press

Participating Artists Include: Susan Avishai, Li Chai, Martina Edmondson, Alexandra Emberley, Sara Nicole England, Louise Keen, Amanda McCavour, Madeleine McNeely, Amanda Rataj, Jacquelyn Royal, Kim Stanford, Conny Weber

About the Festival:
The biennial World of Threads Festival is a showcase of local, national and international contemporary fibre and textile art. The Festival is run by dedicated volunteers Dawne Rudman (Chair & Festival Curator) and Gareth Bate (Festival Curator). Exhibitions are carefully planned by various curators.
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Image Credit: Paulo Zen Shifu, Emptiness, 2013

December 4, 2014 - January 18, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 11, 7 - 9 PM

The Word in Art 書法自然
North America Contemporary Arts and Calligraphy Association

Chinese scripts have been used to denote objects and meaning for thousands of years. As early as the Han Dynasty it was believed Calligraphy represented the quintessence of human nature, the pictures of the heart. Experts believe that calligraphy and painting share the same unique origin. Organized by iconic artist Paulo Zen Shifu, The Word in Art 書法自然 offers the chance to discover the beauty of Chinese culture and provides insight into the only pictographic script in use today. This exhibition features artwork from five contemporary Chinese calligraphers.

書法被譽為「國粹」。漢代就有「書為心畫」之稱;行家更有「書畫同源」、「書如其人」之說。「人法地、法天、法道、法自然」故,書乃法自然之道!由 Iconographic Artist ZEN SHIFU石甫策劃的「the Word in Art 書法自然」展,將帶我們觀賞,他融書法于西方視覺語言之意象境界,和其師友(國內書壇代表性專家)的看家本領。這是一場不容錯過的「藝道雙楫」盛會。

Participating Artists Include: Paulo Zen Shifu 石甫, Chun Song Zheng 郑春松, He Liang Chen 陈鹤良,
Zhen Yu Fu 傅振羽, Jie You 尤婕

About the North America Contemporary Arts and Calligraphy Association:
The North America Contemporary Arts and Calligraphy Association is comprised of calligraphers in North America, and represents the highest level of art in calligraphy in the world. To promote Chinese calligraphy art world wide, the Association actively carries out international exchange activities and conducts international exhibits.

Artworks in Public Spaces

Community Artists are now featured in public exhibition spaces as part of a Centre-wide initiative to exhibit artwork beyond the gallery and throughout the Centre.

Shannon Moynagh’s work is inspired by structures found in nature, and how these forms seem to reiterate from the micro to macrocosmic scale. She is interested in reproducibility, the gradual evolution of organisms from simple to more complex forms, and the vast web of interconnectedness that all life on this planet is bound by.

Sharmi Trivedi is an emerging artist and photographer residing in Mississauga. She is inspired by nature and looks for colour, shape and patterns in our surroundings. She believes that each element has a story to tell.

Sharmi Trivedi, Red Shift

Sharmi Trivedi, Red Shift, Digital Photography, 2013

Puneet Kohli, Storm

Puneet Kohli, Storm, Acrylic on Canvas, 2014

Puneet Kohli is a regional artist and recent Art Battle Mississauga Champion. Kohli covers a wide range of subjects, including landscapes, abstracts and portraits. His unique compositions, use of colour and individual style create dramatic moods and evoke powerful emotions.

Andrea Beiko was born and raised in Mississauga Ontario and is a recent graduate of the Photographic Preservation and Collections Management Program at Ryerson University. She has loved making art as long as she can remember, seeing the world through a camera lens and capturing as much of it as possible.

Andrea Beiko, Marilyn

Andrea Beiko, Marilyn, Digital Photograph, 2013

Joe Passion, 3D Smarties

Joe Passion, 3D Smarties,
Abstract Textures & Mixed Media, Digital Print

Joe Passion is an artist with a unique vision and style. He creates whimsical images that can be boldly shocking or serenely beautiful.

He has been a full-time musician and Canadian recording artist for the past 30 years and though painting and sculpture has always been a hobby, Joe is now focussed on working in his own unique style. He considers Photoshop a tool like a brush, knife, sponge, stick, or even a finger.

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