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In Stitches: Gillian Armitage, Harry Armstrong, Sylvia Tait

Harry Armstrong

In Stitches: Gillian Armitage, Harry Armstrong, Sylvia Tait
January 30-March 26, 2018
McGill Library | 4595 Albert Street

This Burnaby Art Gallery Offsite exhibit showcases the work of three artists who have incorporated thread into their artworks. With these stitched additions, each of their editioned prints is transformed into a unique object.

Gillian Armitage’s 1979 lithography-based Hot Lines with an 18-Inch Roller is one of an edition of six. This work entered the City of Burnaby Permanent Art Collection in 1984, and was purchased with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts. 

Sylvia Tait’s embellished screenprints Icarus and Metamorphosis are from editions of three and twelve respectively. They entered the City of Burnaby Permanent Art Collection in 2010 as gifts of the artist.

Finally, we are pleased to introduce the work of Harry Armstrong to our Art in the Libraries audience. Harry is currently enrolled at Emily Carr University and works part-time as a Fine Arts Leader at the City of Burnaby’s Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. His untitled 2017 collaged intaglio print series was displayed this past summer in a group show at the Shadbolt Centre. That display led to the formation of this current series. We would like to thank Harry for lending us his work and adding to the success of the exhibition.

Image Credit: Harry Armstrong, Untitled (detail), 2017, intaglio with stitches in thread, 18 cm x 27.5 cm, Photo: Blaine Campbell