Meghan Price and Christine Elson. insideoutsidein (detail), 2020. Cotton, linen, waste plastic, steel.

Meghan Price and Christine Elson. insideoutsidein (detail), 2020. Cotton, linen, waste plastic, steel.
Image courtesy of artists.

insideoutsidein

Meghan Price and Christine Elson

Part of the 2021 DesignTO Festival

Curated by Melanie Egan

January 9 – February 14, 2021

Big Vitrine (facing onto Ontario Square)
235 Queens Quay West, East Side

Accessible 24/7
FREE

insideoutsidein takes inspiration from the notion of “future anthropology” and from Gottfried Semper’s 19th-century text The Four Elements of Architecture, which describes the inherent role of textiles in the origins of architecture.

Central to the installation is a series of five handwoven textiles: tongue-shaped panels composed of pink waste plastic. Moving over, under and through minimal structures, the textiles give form to a space that is at once architectural and biological, exterior and interior.

Part of the 2021 DesignTO Festival
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PROFILES

Meghan Price is a visual artist with an expansive practice centred around textiles. Her work 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. She is represented by United Contemporary, Toronto.

Trained as an architect, Christine Elson has been working with museums, galleries and other cultural clients for over 10 years, developing engaging exhibitions, installations and activations. Her studies in literature, as well as her experience working in the theatre world and film industry, have contributed to a deep understanding of the design of narrative spaces.