Cline House Gallery hosts Woven Woods exhibitAugust 29, 2022
The Cline House Gallery is pleased to present Woven Woods: A Journey through the Forest Floor by scientist turned textile artist, Lorraine Roy.
As part of a Canada-wide tour, her unique exhibition of 12 oversized quilted wall hangings will make its eastern Ontario debut in Cornwall on Thursday, September 8th, 2022 and will run until Saturday, October 29th.
“We are delighted to host Lorraine and her work in Cornwall,” says Emily MacLeod, Visual Arts Coordinator, Cline House. “Her incredibly intricate pieces truly put the spotlight on nature’s wonders.”
Through Woven Woods, Roy explores the interconnectedness of art, science, and nature using raw edge machine appliqué techniques and embroidery. With a B.Sc. in Horticultural Sciences and decades of exploration in art textiles, the Dundas, Ontario artist spent five years realizing her vision and approached the unique series with an eye toward what lies beneath the surface of the forest floor. The results are beautiful, oversized, and infused with the symbolism of trees and their communication patterns.
“My intention is to arouse emotional connection by shining a warm light on nature’s unforeseen forces,” says Roy.
Roy’s exhibit will also be complemented by the work of esteemed artist Carmella Karijo Rother.
The Gatineau, Quebec artist has been creating simple and sophisticated organically shaped vessels of rope and other textiles for more than two decades. Her Affinities exhibit will highlight both previously produced and new works.
Roy and Rother will be present at Cline House during the Apples and Art Studio Tour weekend on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th.
The Cline House Gallery would like to acknowledge the support of the Tourism Development Fund (TDF) for making it possible to bring this nationally touring exhibition to Cornwall.
About The Cline House
With elegant architecture and rich history, the Cline House — once recognized as “one of the finest homes in all of Cornwall”— provides gallery space for local and visiting artists and also supports visual arts programming opportunities for all. It is located at 204 Second Street East, in Cornwall.
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