Woven Recycled Aluminium Strips
33" X 62" X 2"
The many variety of colors in the woven aluminum tapestry North America represents the many people from different part of the world that came to occupy the Americas. In the center of the tapestry there is a diamond shape with a black cross that for the indigenous people represented the four cardinal points. The smallness of the center area makes reference to the reservation areas that indigenous people were forced to live. Carmelo Arnoldin’s first exhibit took place at Mercer Union in 1984. He has since shown his work at Garnet Press Gallery, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Christian Chassay Gallery in Montreal, Art Gallery of Mississauga, The Koffler Gallery, The Hamilton Art Gallery, Mount Allison University Gallery, Mocca, Kunsthalle Erfourt Germany, Fax Mouvenment in France, The Art Gallery of Tangshan in China, and various other galleries in Canada, the United States, and Italy. He has completed a commission for Teknion Furniture Systems LTD. in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the concept drawings for the Living Sculpture Research Centre for the Université du Québec a Trois-Riviére, Québec. He has also been a finalist in a number of public art commissions; one for the Centre Hospitalier Du St.-Eustache, St. Eustache, Québec, and one for the United Nations (Food and Agriculture Organization) and the city of Québec. Since 1987 Arnoldin has been a painting, sculpture, and historical techniques professor in the Art and Art History, a collaborative B.A. Program between Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and the University of Toronto at Mississauga.