This is the 17th of the Prospect exhibitions, which showcase the works of selected Nova Scotian artists during the early stages of their careers. Joanna Close presents a series of hooked rugs depicting buildings from a former family farm in New Brunswick, now given over to an industrial gravel quarry. These hand-dyed wool rugs commemorate maritime farming heritage. The imprecision of the hooking technique used to create the rugs mimics the dynamism of memory.
Joanna Close is a textile artist and illustrator based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She holds a BFA from NSCAD University, 2004 and an MA in Textile and Fibre Art from the Winchester School of Art, United Kingdom, 2006. She is a regular part-time instruction at NSCAD University in the Textiles Department.
RECEPTION: Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 2:00pm. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments as you view these beautifully crafted works.