Ixchel Suárez Textile Artist
Fractals of Nature
tapestry weaving, quilted fabrics, floating warps, mixed media
3mH X 1m W
This piece deals with the analysis of patterns in nature and the way fractals create wonderful shapes that make a pattern like music.
Quiet Zone
Common Thread
International Exhibition
Major Exhibition

Catherine Dormor, Lori Zimmerman, Saidhbhín Gibson, Maggie Tchir & Kathleen Hill, Lisa DiQuinzio, Judy Martin, Dominique Arlot, Yael Brotman.

The Gallery
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Nov. 2 – 25, 2012
Opening Reception: Sat. Nov. 3, 2012, 2 - 5 pm
Address: Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville, Ontario
(Closest Intersection Bridge Road & Third Line)
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Exhibition Description
While viewing the submissions for the Common Thread International, curator Dawne Rudman was most caught by the work in neutral colours and from this, an idea emerged. Neutral colours are often used as a background or to give a highlight to something. However, neutral shades can also be elegant, alluring and strong, deserving prominent recognition in their own right. For this reason, she decided to make them the focus of this show.

Ranging from the blacks and charcoals with their dusky, shadowy hues, to the frosted, milky, or chalky whites, the work also explores the café au lait, creamy caramels, sand and tan shades. A rich range of opposites and complements is the result, made more exciting by the variations in texture. There are fragile pieces, which almost beg for protection. There are others that in spite of being multi-layered are very revealing. Some are made of silk or paper adding to their delicate appearance, some have a luminous quality, and some cast gentle shadows.

All their differences aside though, the work in this exhibition engages the viewer in a remarkable visual feast of blending and intertwining hues and textures. There are 25 artists in this exhibition, hailing from Austria, Canada, England, France, Ireland and the USA.

Download the 2012 Festival Exhibition Brochure.

Canada, Ontario, Oakville: Dawne Rudman.

Austria: Vienna: Kerstin Bennier.
Canada: British Columbia: Nelson: Maggie Tchir, Rossland: Kathleen Hill, Summerland: Barbara Wellborn, Ontario: Brampton: Chamila Belleth, Cambridge: Nancy Yule, London: Dagmar Kovar, Manitoulin Island: Judy Martin, Mississauga: Pat Hertzberg, Oakville: Ixchel Suarez, Peterborough: Kelly O'Neill, Toronto: Lorena Santin Andrade, Yael Brotman, Lisa DiQuinzio, Lisa Kemp, Valerie Knapp, Colleen A. Lynch, Rochelle Rubinstein, Quebec: Montreal: Ariane Lavoie.
France: Lyon: Dominique Arlot.
Ireland: Co. Kildare: Saidhbhín Gibson.
United Kingdom: Cambridgeshire: Cambridge: Catherine Dormor.
USA: California: Los Angeles: Lori Zimmerman, Michigan: East Lansing: Xia Gao,North Carolina: Raleigh:
Megan Bostic.
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