Opening reception Saturday, September 24th 2:00pm-5:00pm
September 19 - 25, 2016 at Propeller Gallery, 30 Abell St, Toronto
Textiles are coded material, a living language and archive. Subtle fragments, shared crinkles brings together the work of two emerging artists working with and referencing textiles. A mutual preoccupation with draping and folds is explored through a range of processes: assembling, collage, layering, weaving and drawing. The result is a series of meticulous records that appear to be in various states of beginning, unraveling.
anahita azrahimi is a Toronto based visual artist and arts manager. She divides her time between her art practice and as Executive Director of Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.
She is fascinated by essence and complexities of clothing and folds and their relationship to body and emotions. She cuts out shapes and patterns of folds and draperies found in fashion editorials and create bodily motion and drama in abstract from or imaginary landscapes without directly referencing the body. Since December 2015, she has put herself on a rigorous, year-long #collagediet and research. She has created over 200 pieces of collage on paper since. anahita’s works are held in private collections across Europe and North America.