January 15-21, 2018
70 Geary Avenue, Toronto, ON
Opening Reception: Sat, Jan 20, 5-8PM
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Liz Eeuwes, Sara Pearson, Jana Watson, Nico Soule
MADE Presents: Rugs!
New work by 2 teams: Liz Eeuwes Studio in collaboration with artist Sara Pearson & Watson Soule (Jana Watson & Nico Soule).
Both teams have years of rug specific design experience in combination with exceptional artistic talents.
Watson Soule represents the collaborative spirit of bold exuberance and artisan craftsmanship. Balancing an artistic approach with the sensibility of contemporary design, Watson Soule creates beautiful objects that contextualize physical space through dimensions of colour and abstract forms. With a process committed to superior natural materials and ethical production, each rug is hand tufted by the same creative duo that envisions their design.
Janna Watson is an artist renowned for her compelling and evocative abstract compositions; she is represented by Bau-Xi Gallery and her work can be found in numerous high profile collections. Nico Soule is a multifaceted designer with a portfolio that includes lead designer for hospitality venues and designing for a leading management and consulting firm in Shanghai. Together they founded Watson Soule in 2012.
This is the first collaboration between artist Sara Pearson and designer Liz Eeuwes. Their creation combines elements of Sara’s gemstone paintings and colour palette, with the rich texture and sculptural design.
Sara Pearson is a Toronto based artist exploring the relationship between materials and the natural world, using the optical phenomena that exist within cut gemstones as inspiration. She uses found materials, bronze, copper, marble, clay, cement, and terra-skin paper to compose her sculptures and installations.
Liz Eeuwes is a materials-led designer with a focus on small batch and custom produced rugs and accessories. Working in partnership with international artisan craftsmen, her home collections marry modern designs and colour stories with the rich heritage of traditional weaving. Her past collections have included themes of placemaking, scale, and our connection to Canadian iconography.
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