I was invited to be on the jury for the Fibre category. The selection was done back in March. It was a big honour for me to be asked to give my opinion alongside textile veterans and members of their board of directors.
When I visit the expo, I usually stick to the textile exhibits but this year I paid more attention to artists doing work in other mediums.
Adam Colangelo works with copper. Each piece of metal is treated to give a different look. No paint is used.
|Artist Adam Colangelo stands in front of one of his latest works|
from his Global Series.
48" x 48"
I love the textures he creates on the copper.
They are like mini art pieces in themselves.
I stopped to see standing lamps by visual artist Julia White.
They are textile art.
When lit, the texture takes on a different appearance.
One of my favourite painters at this show is Joseph Sampson. He paints the most amazing oceans! It has been a few years now that I have wanted a painting done by him of the water I see in the south of Italy. I talked to him about the idea this time. Yes, I am like that-get an idea and be pro-active about it.
|Joseph Sampson stands beside some of his smaller works.|
I did stop a while to admire work by Lizz Aston.
|Artist Lizz Aston|
I hope in the future to be able to introduce her art to some of my European colleagues interested in textile.
|Lizz Aston's work|
You can see past posts on TOAE by clicking here and here.
The art show goes until July 7 at Nathan Phillips Square in downtown Toronto.