LECTURE: at the Textile Museum of Canada
The Unpredictable Life of a Piece of Cloth
Wednesday, June 24, 6:30 p.m.
The Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Ave., Toronto, ON
Admission: $10.00 (tickets available online)
Kate Blee will discuss her career within textiles as well as her commissioned projects in glass, wood and ceramic, responding to environment or situation. Her role is often as a lead artist on architectural projects, while also producing bodies of work for exhibition, limited collections for design companies and projects for private clients.
Kate Blee’s work is abstract in essence, and is concerned with form, colour, composition and rhythm. She works in response to the chosen materials so that their character becomes the focus of expression. Colour is an essential element in her work, and her deep understanding of light, texture and mood allows her to translate colour from one media into another. With a continual observation of colour relationships and how proportion affects that perception, Blee’s work is known for her responsive and experimental approach to colour on cloth.
“Her dye stuff seeps into the cloth, guided but not quite controlled” - (Rosemary Hill, 2004)