Presented by the Textile Museum of Canada, Greater Toronto: New Artist Textiles is a landmark project showcasing a new generation of printed textiles by Toronto artists. Commissioned to produce new textile designs, ten contemporary artists extend their interdisciplinary explorations in the form of printed fabrics on view at New York City’s Textile Arts Center from May 6-8, 2016 in conjunction with NYCxDESIGN, New York’s city-wide design fair. Printable on demand, these printed fabrics will be available to the public here for the first time.
“Artist textiles” are experiencing a resurgence buoyed by interest in mid-century modern as well as textile designs of renowned artists from Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall to Andy Warhol and Louise Bourgeois. Infusing commercial production with individual style, textile production facilitates creative investigation at the boundaries of art, craft, fashion and design. Highlighting the spirit of design in everyday life, Greater Toronto brings together highly visual works with critical appeal, each exploring global conversations about contemporary culture and our collective landscapes.
Greater Toronto is made possible with the financial assistance of the Toronto Arts Council. The Textile Museum of Canada is also grateful for the support of Emerson Design, Entcounsel and the Textile Arts Center.
Opening reception Friday May 6, 6-8:30 pm
Exhibition on view from Saturday May 7 – Sunday May 8, 2016, 12-6 pm
Textile Arts Center, 26 W 8th Street, New York, NY 10011