Relationship: Clay and Cloth
May 18th to June 5th, 2022
Annette Hansen and Gitte Hansen
The artists will be in the Gallery on Thursday May 19, 2022, 3-6 pm & Sunday June 5, 2022, 2-6pm
At Gerrard Art Space 1475 GERRARD ST E TORONTO, ON Wed- Sun, 2-7pm
Two sisters and a show of clay and cloth. The work is a collaboration through conversations about the creative process, materials, colour palettes, textures, form, size and shape. Sharing ideas and thoughts of wind, weather, birds, food, family and world events all which informs what they do while working quietly in their individual studios.
There is diversity and sameness in their shared experiences of growing up, living, moving and travelling together. Both studied at separate times but at the same design school in Denmark becoming immersed and inspired by the place of their birth but then each took their very separate paths. Now many years later they have an opportunity to present their work together.
Characterized by a love of design, Annette’s functional work in porcelain and stoneware brings together divergent elements in calming earth tones and bold black and white, with an occasional accent colours. She often alters and incorporates other materials into her work resulting in unique, remarkable art that enhances any environment. “I am happy when I have my hands in clay creating pieces. It is powerful to see how art can connect us to each other.”
Gitte’s ongoing preoccupation with the textile medium is focused on investigating constructed textiles using natural dyes, earth pigments and stitch application. “ This work allows me to revitalize old and discarded fabric, trims, and other findings to create new ideas and sketches about cloth.”
Our work in this show explores the relationship and interrelationship between us, our work, the materials we use and our influences.
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