Lyn Carter’s evocative textile exhibition the ‘11th Line’ is one of the over 80 events and exhibits being presented as part of this year’s edition of Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TODO), January 18-24, 2016. The ‘11th Line’ exhibition is on show at the Textile Museum of Canada.
The ‘11th Line’ title comes from name of the rural road where artist Lyn Carter lives and works. This exhibition explores one of the most fundamental elements – the stripe – and its graphic relationship to landscape, evoking horizon lines, road grids and furrowed fields. Integrating historical artifacts from the Textile Museum of Canada’s international collection that highlight the complex spatial organization of lines, bands and stripes, the artist’s highly crafted sewn sculptures, drawings on paper, video and digitally printed fabric are poetic translations of the rhythms and patterns of personal space and vernacular architectures that are part of daily experience.