Charlotte Lindgren, Arctic

Charlotte Lindgren: Textile Pioneer

Thursday, 9 September 2010 to Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Charlotte Lindgren, a sculptor-weaver, was one of Canada's leading textile pioneers. This installation features pieces shown as part of her 1980 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia exhibition—Charlotte Lindgren: Fibre Structures—that are now part of the Gallery's Permanent Collection.

Starting in the 1960s, Lindgren's architectural works were created as single woven pieces that dramatically transformed into 3D objects. Whether wall-mounted or hanging, Lindgren's experimentation resulted in works that explored the interplay between positive and negative spaces and allowed for dramatic shadows and movement.

Lindgren's work was featured in Expo 67's Canadian Fine Crafts exhibition. Her sculptural weavings were also displayed alongside other visual arts at the Art Gallery of Ontario's Perspectives 67 where she won a prize for her innovative approach to textiles. Lindgren gained famed for her work worldwide with the acceptance of her mohair, wool, synthetic, and silk piece Aedicule in the International Biennial of Tapestry in Lausanne, Switzerland.