Meghan Price: Sham
Trompe l’oeil exposes gaps between perception and reality, allowing uncertainty to take hold. I am interested in what this perspective makes possible regarding how we measure and move through the world.
— Meghan Price
The grid is commonly employed as a stable matrix and fixed standard, but a malleable woven grid is made when its axes are drawn in thread. In the series titled Sham, woven cloth is stretched flat to optically express its pliable nature. Here, plane and fold appear one and the same.
This series of jacquard weave works will be on view at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto in a public exhibition curated by Melanie Egan.
April 2 - July 3, 2022
Venue: South Vitrines
Display cases in the South Hallway
235 Queens Quay W
Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8
Meghan Price's expansive practice is centred around textiles and employs material, pattern and duration to engage questions about time, perspective and human relationships with the earth. Price has exhibited and held residencies across Canada and internationally. Recent exhibition sites include Fiberspace (Stockholm), The Centre for Craft Creativity and Design (Asheville), YYZ (Toronto), The Bonavista Biennale (Bonavista Peninsula, NL), Centre Matéria (Québec) and AKA artist-run (Saskatoon). Her work is in the Idea Exchange contemporary textile collection and in the corporate collections of Aimia, Canada Goose and RBC. In addition to maintaining a solo studio practice, under Price/Nacha, Price produces collaborative works with artist Suzanne Nacha. Price lives and works in Montreal, QC.