Home Economics: 150 Years Of Canadian Hooked Rugs
Borealis Gallery, Edmonton, AB - Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre, Edmonton. To Apr 23
Touring from the Textile Museum of Canada, this exhibition of hooked rugs demonstrates the origins of a true Canadian folk art in poverty, frugality, and the resourceful reuse of old materials. It follows rug hooking of the late 19th and early 20th century up to the present day, exemplifying the craft’s enduring creative and expressive potential. Among those on view are works by Florence Ryder, who adapted geometric Sioux designs to East Coast folk traditions.