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The Pleasure of Patterns

Carson Van Vliet

September 2, 2022 - October 15, 2022

Essay by Alexander Rondeau

Creating a world filled with pattern, bright colours and texture Carson plays with and explores the traditional iconography of the quilt. Taking inspiration from artists such as Miriam Schapiro and the Gee’s Bend Quilters he plays with this formula of creating quilt patterns and applying it to a host of mediums.


Artist Bio:


Carson Van Vliet is an interdisciplinary artist based between Welland and Toronto, ON. He often explores many different ways of image making such as knitting, crocheting, screen printing, weaving, ceramics, sewing and quilting. Working with a distinctively colourful and pattern filled visual language he engages themes of kitsch, play, memory, design, and craft to engage and indulge viewers.


Image ID for promo image:

Low-saturation image with rust-coloured areas featuring a cut-out, intimate pencil drawing of two figures beneath an array of playful, creature-like reliefs and statuettes in assorted shapes and colours.


Documentation by Alison Postma