Just got my April issue of Toronto Life in the mail and I'm glad to discover (thanks to David Balzer's art picks) that David R. Harper will soon be showing at the Textile Museum of Canada. I've read a lot of rave reviews of Harper's work over the past few years, and seen a lot of related images. While his combination of taxidermy, embroidery and tattooing sounds a little stomach-churning in concept, it seems to produce really eye-catching results. Harper's show opens April 9 alongside other interesting-looking contemporary showcases featuring Stephen Schofield and Lia Cook.
Image of Harper's Guild 2007 from Akimblog