In these turbulent times, many of us are reeling from the commotion that surrounds us - be it political, environmental, or personal. To the artist it might evoke a riot of colour, textures, or forms. Commotion can be noise, mayhem and upheaval, but it can also be children’s vitality that brings joy, the hurly-burly of a busy city street or even the clamor of a symphony getting ready to play.
What does the idea of “Commotion” mean to you? Is it loud and overwhelming? Pandemonium or turmoil? Or exciting, lively, and full of unexpected delights? Show us how you react to the idea of commotion. We’re looking for both representational and abstract works.
The “Commotion” exhibition invites viewers to enjoy a diversity of pieces with an interesting and unusual use of fabric in the broadest sense. The contemporary textile art pieces interpret the theme “Commotion” in a wide range of styles and techniques; from abstract to pictorial, from monochromatic to colorful. The masterful use of luscious texture, sophisticated colour and clever manipulation through fabric surface design are just a few of the defining elements of a fascinating medium that is increasingly popular and becoming more and more accepted by the general art world.
Juror: Lee Crips, Curator of the Craig Gallery in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
June 7 - July 8, 2021: Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney, Nova Scotia
April 29 - July 30, 2022: Museum of Industry, Stellarton, Nova Scotia
August 1 - 31, 2022: The Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
June 8 - 10, 2023: Quilt Canada 2023, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Future venues TBA