Amanda McCavour


October 13- November 13, 2011

opening reception: Thursday, October 13 from 7-10pm

Project Room Gallery installation

Amanda McCavour’s work holds a tenuous place between fine art and fine craft. McCavour’s background in both fibre and drawing media brought her to explore the idea of thread as a drawing material. Through these explorations, McCavour  began using thread as a line instead of object and as a material outside of the context of weaving or fabric. In her work, hundreds of individual threads are sewn to make a drawing. Through her installation work, McCavour continues to develop her philosophy of thread in relation to the forms- the idea of individual parts that make a whole.

Please read more on “Scribble” and upcoming projects by Amanda McCavour.

Interested in the vulnerability of thread, its ability to unravel and its strength when sewn together, McCavour focuses on this idea of accumulation of line in a new installation titled, Scribble in the Lonsdale Gallery project room. The Scribble series was inspired by  spirograph drawings. By layering modular units of thread drawings,  different densities of colored thread lines are created. The result is an intricate three dimensional scribble, a physical embodiment of accumulated line and repetitive action.

Upcomming Projects for Amanda McCavour:

October 27- November 1, 2011: Art Toronto, Metro Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.

Amanda McCavour’s installation “Stand In for Home” has been selected as a Special Project installation for this year’s Art Toronto 2011. McCavour will also be featured in Lonsdale Gallery’s booth at the fair, booth#1008

November 3, 2011: Gala Event for Textile Museum reDESIGN project, Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W.

In November, the Textile Museum of Canada will launch reDESIGN at the Gladstone Hotel on the occasion of the Museum’s 36th birthday. The Project: to redesign, reimagine and reinvent an armchair that will be auctioned that night, with proceeds in support of the exhibitions, collections and public programs of the Textile Museum.

Opening reception Thursday, November 3 from 6:30- 9:30 pm

November 3-February 27: MADE Project at the Gladstone Cafe, 12 14 Queen St. W. “Accumulate” installation by Amanda McCavour

For “Accumulate” building, stacking and folding will be explored in relation to McCavour’s embroidered thread pieces.  It will be the accumulation of these actions that will create form and patterns in the work.   These pieces will be a playful exploration of materials and structure, where the accumulation of line and folds will become sculptural.

Opening reception Thursday, November 3 from 6:30- 9:30 pm. McCavour’s installation will be on display at the Gladstone Cafe until the end of February, 2012.

For information contact Stanzie Tooth at 416-487-8733;
410 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5P 2W2,
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday 11-5pm or by appointment.