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Artist: Xia Goa



Common Thread International Exhibition

Solo Installation: Xia Gao


Mon Ton Window Gallery

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Nov. 9 – Dec. 1, 2012

Address: Mon Ton Window Gallery, 402 College Street, Toronto, (East of Bathurst Street)
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Exhibition Description

Webbed, an installation in Mon Ton Window Gallery is an expression of Xia Gao's perspective on digital devices and the Internet's impact on our lives. Red cable ties, meant to organize digital devices, are joined to make chains, expressing the connectedness that the Internet brings to us.

The chains are further intertwined into a birdcage shape, which suggests that limitless connectedness may also make us feel entangled and chained in a virtual world. Red is the colour of both energy and warning. Even though cable tie is not conventionally considered textile/fibre material, Xia Gao sees this work as very "textile" in its linear character and repetitive processes. Overall, she engages fibre/textile in a broad sense, utilizing a mixed media approach to creative expression, with the intention of blurring textile and fibre boundaries.

Download the 2012 Festival Exhibition Brochure.






Common Thread International Exhibitions

The Common Thread International exhibitions are the flagship shows of the World of Threads Festival. Hundreds of artists from around the world submitted bodies of work, installations or individual pieces to the Festival. Multiple curators from various Oakville and Toronto galleries have created exciting exhibitions based on their own unique interests. We bring international contemporary fibre art to Oakville and the Toronto area as well as highlight the strength of our local artists.



Toronto's Mon Ton Window Gallery joined the festival for 2012. This central College Street window has housed exciting installations by diverse artists for several years. Curated by artist Rochelle Rubinstein.

Special Thanks to MonTon Window Gallery Liaison Rochelle Rubinstein

Images of Mon Ton Window Gallery, Toronto.