Janet Morton

Cassette tapes ziptied to wire like bricks.

The Stack. close-up, Janet Morton, 2013. Image by Taylor Moran.

Janet Morton (b. 1963) is a Guelph-based artist who has exhibited extensively throughout Canada and abroad. Since 1992 she has been producing conceptually based work, using knitting and sewing symbolically and subversively. In addition to the enormous items of clothing in the current exhibition, she has executed projects such as a cosy for an entire house, and garments for tropical zoo animals. Despite the humorous notes in much of Morton’s work, it frequently touches upon social issues such as homelessness, colonialism, and excess.