Curated by Rafi Ghanaghounian
Show Dates: Saturday June 4th - Sunday June 19th
Opening Reception: Saturday June 4th, 6 - 10pm
134 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Hours: Open Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 6
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In this exhibition, Fyfe has created works using fabrics that titillate the senses. Vibrant, playful colours alongside strong, textured, bold patterns are shaped individually by stretching in directions intuitively to create one united piece. It's hard not to see a large bowl of mixed candy or perhaps envision blooming tulip fields in Holland or the well manicured lawn of British gardens or the rice paddies in Asia carved on the side of mountains.
Fyfe’s history in painting and even longer history as a calligrapher are evident in these abstract fabric works. The use of colour and lines guide these complicated shapes to merge smoothly. “My work has always been process-oriented, an intuitive investigation of colour, materials and movement. Improvisation is also an important element, not quite knowing where I’m headed.” - Lindy Fyfe
About the artist:
Lindy Fyfe was born in Montréal, but for several years her base has been Toronto. Her visual arts education was completed at The Toronto School of Art in 2003. At one time a professional calligrapher, Fyfe now maintains an active studio practice concentrated on drawing, painting, and fabric constructions.
Since 2001 Fyfe’s work has been represented in a number of exhibitions, including at the John B. Aird Gallery, Woolfitt's Gallery, the Etobicoke Civic Centre, ZYPR Gallery, The Burston Gallery, The Art Company, Gallery 744, SPIN Gallery, and the Gladstone Hotel, all in Toronto. In 2010, Fyfe had a solo show at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa.