Anne Billy exhibition

Three antique spinning wheels which were used to spin wool, hemp or flax.

«Historical objects speak to me, touch me, stimulate my creativity, and provide opportunities for me to evoke their human connection. Charged with a history that I embrace, they invite me to dress them, deconstruct them, to return and re-focus them to offer them a new identity. I embrace their hand made quality which enters into a dialogue with the thrust of my work.»

 

Interested in the integration of dierent materials, historical objects and by the actualisation of artisanal techniques, Anne Billy has since 2014, deepened her research into bres and textiles. These explorations have allowed her to enrich her pictoral practice of needlework and gleaned objects in her installations. For this exhibition, certain works by the artist were created thanks to the Fonds Filtex created by Héritage Sutton to preserve the memory of the former employees of the mill closely tied to the history of Sutton.

 

Anne Billy positions the loom shuttles to create a fleet of ships, the highlight of her exhibition.

Recipient of a degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University, enriched by a lengthy stay in Europe during which she frequently visited the lithographic workshop Graca Uno and took courses in the painting of frescoes in Milan, Anne Billy has shown her work in various North American and European cities both in solo and group events. Her art works can be found in various public and private collections.

 

Portraits of former employees of the Filtex factory in Sutton adorn an antique warping reel.

From February 18 to April 4, 2021
Virtual Opening :
Sunday February 21, 2021
From 2 to 4 PM

Open Thursday to Sunday
from 1 to 5 p.m.

7 Academy, Sutton (Québec) J0E 2K0 / (450) 538-2563
www.artssutton.com