Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Fragile Fashion

Eugenia, copyright Ingrid Mida 2009
Mixed Media, 5x7 mounted

Amelie, copyright Ingrid Mida 2009
Mixed media, 5x7 mounted

Henrietta, copyright Ingrid Mida 2009
Mixed Media, 5x7 mounted

These are samples of some of my latest work now on display at Launch Gallery in Toronto. These tiny paper creations (approximately 2-3 inches mounted on a toile de jouey fabric background inside a shadow box) are made of paper, ribbon and beads.

By creating miniature paper clothing, the paper becomes a manifestation of the fragility of fashion and its place in history. In working at this small scale, I am emphasizing the precious quality of these beautiful historical garments.

Launch Gallery
410 Adelaide Street West (one block west of Spadina on north side), Toronto

Opening reception April 16th, 2009 7-10 pm
Hours: 12-5 pm Friday, April 17th to Sunday, April 26th, 2009
Artist in attendance Saturday, April 18th 12-3 pm