Featured artist: Loretta Faveri
Visit the Craft Ontario Shop from July 21st to August 12th to see the intricate 3D paper designs of Loretta Faveri!
Loretta Faveri is a Toronto based visual artist/maker. After graduating from OCAD University’s Material Art and Design program in 2012, she spent several years working with dancers and exploring wearable sensors that generate sound through movement. Feeling creatively limited in this field, she returned to her craft practices of stitching and printmaking and exhibiting her work. Faveri has been sober for over two years and participates in a recovery group at St. Joseph’s health Centre. She recently received an Ontario Arts Council grant that will bring art-making and mindfulness to her recovery community.
Much of Faveri’s recent work draws from her “bin of flawed prints". Self Compassion and forgiveness are at the root of her work. Through the act of cutting and tearing up her “rejected” prints, she frees her self from judgement and by stitching the fragments together again, she builds something new and optimistic from them. The new work becomes a metaphor for healing from a painful past. Many of the pieces in this exhibit refer to the pandemic we are currently experiencing. A community of friends, family and neighbours shared their thoughts with the artist during lockdown. These fragments of thought have been infused into the pieces, allowing the viewer to read their own thoughts into them. Stitching the words together represents our connection to each other during an unpredictable time in our history.