Where Were You When Amy Winehouse Died?
Join us for the opening reception of "Where Were you When Amy Winehouse Died?" The presentation will be curated by Evan Tyler and is part of the Common Thread International Exhibition.
When we consider the question: "Where were you when Amy Winehouse died?" we may be asking a literal question regarding time and place, but in actuality we are also asking a larger metaphorical question.
Where are any of us when someone or something of a great cultural influence collapses and how do we deal with such an event?
The proposed exhibition, "Where Were You When Amy Winehouse Died?" explores ideas of representation, embodiment, pop culture and shifting iconographies.
The World of Threads Festival in Toronto naturally lends itself to this theme through the use of fibre art that may be perceived as a duality – although appearing indestructible and strong, holds within its fabric, fragility and weakness.
The nature of modern society is that it is much like a woven fabric and like a textile, it has both strengths and weaknesses.
"Where Were You When Amy Winehouse Died?" runs from Nov. 9th - Dec. 1st, 2012 at gallerywest.
Evan Tyler: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathryn Kyte: email@example.com