Surface, Space, Shadow, Repeat!
An exhibition by Lizz Aston
At Materia from May 26 to July 2, 2017
Opening on May 26, from 5 p.m.
Commented visit on May 31, noon to 1 p.m.
Québec City, May 16, 2017 – As of May 26, Materia is welcoming the works of Toronto fabric artist and designer Lizz Aston. Join us for the opening with the artist on Friday, May 26, from 5 p.m.
Surface, Space, Shadow, Repeat! is in alignment with the artist’s desire to fill the gaps between the traditional fabric practice, contemporary art, and design. Her works are made of natural material such as Kozo paper, or more technological material like mirror acrylic or 3M Dichroic film. Lizz Aston formalizes fabric patterns by changing their scale, and questions our relation to handmade objects.
At the juncture of fine crafts and technology, this exhibition gives Materia an opportunity to showcase an emerging Canadian artist whose technical mastery fosters a reflection and a critical discourse on contemporary fine crafts.
About Lizz Aston
A graduate in Crafts & Design from Sheridan College in 2009, she completed a 3-year residency at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre in 2012. She has received numerous prizes and grants, including the RBC Emerging Artist Studio Set-up Award. Her sculptures, installations, interactive and site-specific projects are featured among many public collections in Ontario and have been exhibited across Canada, the United States, Australia, and South Korea. She is currently pursuing a second degree in industrial design at OCAD University.
Materia is an artist-run centre whose mission is to disseminate and promote research and creation in the field of contemporary fine crafts, on a national and international level.