Contextural, a Calgary-based fibre arts cooperative joins with the Leighton Arts Centre Textile Archives to present Contextural Meets Barbara.
Through the summer of 2015, Contextural hosted a three month residency themed the Mark, the Hand, the Thread; to explore how the uniqueness of each artist is expressed through their mark, their hand, their method and medium. Part of the residency was a visit to the Leighton Centre archives to inspire us toward new work while connecting to the works of kindred-spirit artists of the past. The contemporary artworks in this exhibition have a connection and partnership with those archival works. Barbara Leighton’s work and legacy reminds us that we are part of a long tradition of hand-crafting textiles and, like many artists before use, we make these traditions our own.
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