Permanent Danger

Party with Dionysos by Anna Torma
6’x5′; hand embroidered collage on linen fabric, cotton thread, silk collage border; 2016
Courtesy of the artist and the collection of Patrick Cady / Musée d’Art Contemporain Singulier. Photo: Guy L’Heureux

Anna Torma: Permanent Danger

at The Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
4 April-25 October 2020
Opening Reception: 4 April, 2-5PM
Artist Talk: 5 April, Noon-1:30PM

The exhibition takes its title from a 2017 artwork of the same name, making reference to human strife and vulnerability, threatened natural environments, and the highs and lows of daily life.

Anna Torma’s large embroideries show her deep concern for the world we live in. Her unique drawing style is an expression of her complex experiences of family, immigration, joy, and the act of artistic creation. Her works are richly layered narratives with references to popular culture, thrift shop aesthetics, and traditional Hungarian textiles.

Pedagogical Charts 2 by Anna Torma
4.7’x3.8′; hand embroidered collage on linen fabric, silk thread; 2016
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Laroche / Joncas. Photo: Guy L’Heureux.

About the artist:
Winner of the prestigious 2020 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts – Saidye Bronfman Award, Anna Torma is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and a recipient of the New Brunswick Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for High Achievement in Visual Arts. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, and in 2019 she participated in the esteemed “16th International Triennial of Tapestry” in Lodz, Poland. She was born in Tarnaors, Hungary and graduated with a degree in Textile Art and Design from the Hungarian University of Applied Arts, Budapest in 1979. Torma immigrated to Canada in 1988 and now lives in Baie Verte, New Brunswick.


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