Cline House Gallery hosts Woven Woods exhibition


August 31, 2022
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – A cross-Canada tour stops at the Cline House Gallery in September.

Woven Woods: A Journey Through the Forest Floor is an exhibition of 12 oversized quilted wall hangings by scientist turned textile artist, Lorraine Roy. It will debut in Eastern Ontario in Cornwall on Thursday September 8, 2022 and will run until Saturday October 29.

“We are delighted to welcome Lorraine and her work to Cornwall,” says Emily MacLeod, Visual Arts Coordinator, Cline House. “His incredibly intricate pieces really highlight the wonders of nature.”

Through Woven Woods, Ms. Roy explores the interconnectedness of art, science, and nature using techniques of machine appliqué and raw-edge embroidery. With a B.Sc. in horticultural science and decades of exploration in fine art textiles, the Dundas, Ontario-based artist spent five years realizing his vision and approached this unique series with an eye on what lies beneath the surface of the forest floor. The results are beautiful, oversized, and steeped in the symbolism of trees and their ways of communicating.

“My intention is to create an emotional connection by shining a warm light on the unforeseen forces of nature,” says Ms. Roy.

The Woven Woods exhibition will also be complemented by the work of esteemed artist Carmella Karijo Rother.

The Gatineau, Quebec artist has been creating simple and sophisticated containers of rope and other organically shaped textiles for over two decades. His Affinities the exhibition will highlight both works already produced and new works.

The two artists will be present at the Cline House Gallery during the weekend Apples and Art Studio Tour on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September.

This national traveling exhibition was brought to Cornwall with the support of the Tourism Development Fund (TDF).

About the Cline House

The historic Cline House was built in 1854 and served as a family residence, library, framing workshop, tea room and art gallery. The Cline House reopened in May 2022 to once again provide gallery space to showcase local and visiting artists, as well as support visual arts programming opportunities for those wishing to discover their own artistic talent.

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