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Hot Art: Curated Cloth

A taxidermied horse embellished by David R. Harper

ON NOW Add a bit of diversity to your art intake with a visit to the Textile Museum of Canada. In addition to displays drawn from its permanent collection of traditional fabrics, garments and more—as in its Fashionably Wrapped exhibition of Kashmiri shawls—the museum also showcases varied works by contemporary textile artists. Such is the case with Person Place Thing, a three-pronged showcase of large-scale, tactile installations that examine relationships amongst, well, people, places and things. Featuring wall-sized weavings of the faces of children and dolls by Lia Cook, taxidermied animal sculptures by David R. Harper and massive patchwork figures that map out the human body by Stephen Schofield, this exhibit demonstrates the medium’s ability to craft narratives and shape modern identity.

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