Textile Museum of Canada is pleased to present Balancing Acts, a new exhibition by internationally acclaimed artist Nadia Myre. Balancing Acts is a selection of artwork made over the last ten years and marks Myre’s first major solo exhibition in Toronto. This exhibition is a Primary Exhibition of the 2019 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
Nadia Myre is a Montreal-based artist of mixed Algonquin and French Canadian heritage. A member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishnabeg First Nation, she draws attention to the power and histories of Indigenous textile practices that she situates in a colonial context. Throughout her 25-year career, Myre’s hallmark multidisciplinary methodology has honoured a range of media that actively, yet subtly, engage with the material and the non-material. Through beadwork, textiles, photography, audio, video, and sculpture, she balances ancestral and contemporary methods of working.
-Wednesday May 22, 6–7 pm | Curator’s Tour with Sarah Quinton
-Wednesdays, 6–7 pm: May 8, June 5, July 3, August 7 | A series of Art Chats led by students from OCADU, Ryerson University, University of Toronto, and York University.
-Saturday September 7, 6–7:30 pm | In Conversation: Nadia Myre and Bonnie Devine