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Judith Scott

Work by the late American fibre artist



Oakville Galleries, Centennial Square

Oakville, Ontario, Canada


Sun. Sept 25 – Fri. Dec 30, 2016
Note: This show will continue after the Festival has closed

Admission: FREE

Address: 120 Navy Street, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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Gallery Hours: Tues. – Thurs. 12:00 noon – 8:00 pm, Fri. 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun. 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Closed: Mondays
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Exhibition Description

Judith Scott: Work by the late American fibre artist

Late American artist Judith Scott (1943-2005) is best known for her engrossing, enigmatic fibre sculptures. Enveloping found objects—from wood to magazines to bicycle wheels—in yarn, thread and knotted cloth, Scott created dynamic, strikingly original forms from the sparest of materials. Deaf and born with Down syndrome, Judith Scott was institutionalized much of her adult life. Her introduction to art-making took place at age 44 through the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California, a studio art program founded more than forty years ago to support a community of artists with physical and developmental disabilities. There, Scott was introduced to a fibre art workshop, where she quickly developed her characteristic style of wrapping, weaving and binding. In the 18 years that would follow until her death, Scott would produce a masterful body of work, achieving international recognition for her arresting sculptural forms. Surveyed here in Canada for the first time, this exhibition covers a broad spectrum of Scott's output, foregrounding its formal innovation and visual complexity, and charting her significant influence on contemporary sculptural practices.







Oakville Galleries, Centennial Square
We are happy to have Oakville Galleries as a returning venue for Festival 2016 and to have the work of the late Judith Scott featured during the run of the Festival.

Special Thanks:
Gallery Liaisons
: Matthew Hyland



Quick Links to Other 2016 Exhibitions:

Cosmic Geometry | Late in the Season | Solo Shows & Installations | Quiet Zone 2 | www: whimsical, wacky and wild
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