For its first exhibit of the year, the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles (MCCT) is showcasing the creations of 11 of its instructors. Each one specialises in a particular creative field (the handcraft trade, fashion or visual arts) and a few are themselves graduates of MCCT.
Some 20 works of textile will be exhibited from February 8 to March 20: clothing, accessories, useful articles, wall art and even sculptures. Visitors will discover the work of fashion designer Yves Jean Lacasse, creator Émilie Desmeules (whose latest collection is inspired by Gaudi's mosaics), Rosie Godbout (specialist in wearable art), Lysanne Latulippe (founder of the Majolie clothing line and creator of the plates seen in the latest video, Les peaux de lièvres, from musical group Tricot Machine), Louise Lemieux Bérubé (pioneer of Jacquard weaving in Canada), Tammy Osler (embroiderer and photographer), as well as works by Marielle Chouinard, Françoise Fontaine, Adrien Landry, Lise Nantel and Étienne Proulx.
To watch the video of "Les peaux de lièvres", click here.
Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles
5800 St-Denis, suite 501
From February 8 to March 20, 2008
Vernissage, February 7 at 5 p.m.
Translation by Susan Silver