Organized and circulated by the Textile Museum of Canada
Shauna McCabe, Natalia Nekrassova, Sarah Quinton and Roxane Shaughnessy, Curators
Highlighting how craft and commerce have been deeply entwined, Home Economics sheds light on two centuries of creation that embraces vernacular design and individual expression – vibrant evidence of Canada’s evolving cultural and economic landscape. Today, artists and artisans continue to adapt personal experiences and points of view into material culture, part of the new ethos of interdisciplinary creativity in the 21st century.
The exhibition presents over 100 hooked rugs from the TMC collection, including the work of contemporary artists Joanna Close, Nancy Edell, Hannah Epstein, Deanne Fitzpatrick, Heather Goodchild, Barbara Klunder and Yvonne Mullock as well as seldom-seen pieces by Emily Carr, Clarence Gagnon, Florence Ryder and Georges-Édouard Tremblay.