I went to the Grimsby Ontario Art Gallery today to see the installation retrospective by Michelle Karch Ackerman. I have been a fan for several years and had seen two previous shows. I was especially interested in seeing the Lost Margaret pieces. I was not disappointed.
In the center of the room, curtains made of hankies, doilies, dresser scarves enclose a small dresser filled with clothing from the past.
On another wall are many tiny knitted sweaters, aged by time (and tea) hung on sticks.
They are commemorating the lost boys from the Battle of Beaumont Hamel during the First World War.
The artist invites knitters to contribute to the wall of sweaters by knitting a sweater for the collection. Read about it here.http://www.mcmichael.com/exhibitions/fashionality/michelekarchackerman.cfm