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Melanie Hamilton: Reframing Perspective

June 9, 2023September 17, 2023

Reframing Perspective is about creating work from an authentic female experience. For design inspiration, Hamilton looked to female weaving students at the Bauhaus in Germany. She reclaims the use of soft sculptural materials and weaving techniques in three-dimensional furniture pieces, where her wood structures support the patterns and lines of soft material. These works illustrate the dynamic motion of a woven line and show that material can have both a physical and emotional weight. 

Melanie Hamilton is an Atlantic Canadian craftsperson and visual artist specializing in finely crafted objects using solid wood and woven materials. Her one-woman workshop, Wooden Leg Studio, has been featured in numerous magazines and publications.

Curated by John Leroux and presented by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery