Designing with Printed Art
January 12, 2018 – February 10, 2018
CLOSING RECEPTION February 7, 2018, 6-8 PM. Kate Zeidler in attendance. Curated by Kate Zeidler Featuring prints by Shogo Okada, Liz Parkinson and Tammy Ratcliff Open Studio is pleased to invite Kate Zeidler, one of Canada’s leading interior designers, to curate a group exhibition of prints selected from the Open Studio Print Sales Gallery. Focusing on how art is used in interior spaces, this exhibition includes three artists whose works have been part of Kate’s design projects. She is drawn to the play of colours in Shogo Okada’s screenprints on paper, and their indirect reference to the German-born American artist Josef Albers’ colour theory work. Meanwhile, the contemporary use of nature in the prints by Liz Parkinson and Tammy Ratcliff connects with Kate’s sense of design. For more than 25 years, Kate’s unique eye has created a legion of devoted clients. Kate instinctively senses what her clients want and need, designing their spaces with her elegant, sophisticated style. She is gifted at colour adaptation and space planning. As well, she has an encyclopedic knowledge of furniture, fabrics, rugs, arts and unusual artifacts, both contemporary and vintage. Her intimate rooms transition easily from private to public spaces, adapting well for large events. Kate’s extraordinary work ethic allows for hands-on attention with every client, and the results are profoundly pleasing. Above all, Kate’s trademark is her gift for creating serene, harmonious and inviting spaces. Kate has a BA from the University of Western Ontario and a degree from the International Academy of Design and Technology. She works and lives in Toronto.