Participants are encouraged to gently touch the woven lights and wrap the woven pieces around parts of their body. Viewers may interact with the piece using touch along with experiencing the visually warming effects of being surrounded by a red glow.
Colleen McCarten is a Toronto-based artist exploring minimalism & Op Art through combining textile techniques, such as weaving and stitching, with drawing and collage. McCarten holds a Bachelors of Material Art and Design from OCAD University, and is the recipient of the Material Art and Design Medal for her graduating year. McCarten has held solo shows at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery and in Angell Gallery’s Project Space. Her work as also been included in group shows at Harbourfront Centre, The Idea Exchange, and the Textile Museum of Canada. She has received grants from both the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council. Her work was recently added to the permanent collection at the Bank of Montreal.