Tania Love: Pathways

For Immediate Release

Pathways: Works by Tania Love

on view until Saturday June 15, 2019

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, National Historic Site
Almonte, Ontario

This spring brought precarious rise of water levels in the Ottawa River and Mississippi Valley watershed. The MVTM spring exhibition, pathways, by artist Tania Love, with its focus on the theme of water is both on point and prescient.

Immediately upon entering the gallery one is confronted with the blue saturated undulations of waves created through a cyanotype process on kozo paper.

Tania Love exhibits a site specific installation, which includes multiple vertical panels that evoke a body of water as well as river patterns and topographical references. This exhibition contemplates the museum’s setting and historical use as a textile mill along the river as well as the reshaping of the land through development.

Her work draws attention to the precious natural resource of flowing water that was instrumental in powering industrial growth, mills and textile dyeing and opens a platform to reflect on our contemporary relationship with water.

The second floor of MVTM which is a National Historic Site, includes industrial era machinery and looms that tell the story of the woolen mill and preserves local history. Also on the second floor, Love presents examples of her hand screen printed textiles using plant based ink extracts along with a colour sampler of linens and silks dyed with locally harvested plants.

Recipient of numerous grants, international residencies and exhibitions, her work has been seen in public and commercial galleries, pop-up vitrines, and design projects across the globe from her native Toronto and Ontario surrounds, to New York, NY, Lauris France, Bialystok Poland, Tokyo Japan and Baroda India.

Exhibition link: https://mvtm.ca/?exhibition=pathways
Tania Love link: https://tanialove.com

Michael Rikley-Lancaster, curator: curator@mvtm.ca, 613.256.3754
Tania Love contact: art@tanialove.com, 647.868.1195

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, National Historic Site
3 Rosamond Street East
Almonte, Ontario
K0A 1A0

MVTM and Tania Love gratefully acknowledge the support of The Ontario Arts Council for this exhibit.