This show is really something to celebrate for several reasons, some of which are... 1) Plain and simple, It's an opportunity to show my work 2) It was the first show I applied for here in Montreal and got it. So affirming 3) I get to do it with my good friend and colleague Emily McIntyre.
If you've already seen the Shag Dress and the Sky Tapestry you've only seen the tip of the iceberg. My installation in this show also includes two new pieces, one of which is 14X12 feet. I'm super excited!
So, if you are in Montreal please join Emily McIntyre and I at our vernissage next Tuesday, November 2nd from 7pm-9pm. Hung Up is a fibre based show, something the VAV Gallery rarely sees, so don't miss it!
If you're not in Montreal I'll be posting pics as usual.
1395 Rene Levesque W
My Hung Up artist statement:
As a fibre-based artist I am constantly drawn to the history behind my materials and work with both the ambiguity and profundity that these histories offer. The medium itself is often the guiding force as I approach ideas of how human authenticity is realized through one's surroundings and interpersonal relationships. My contribution to Hung Up stems from a desire to define my own inspiration in contrast to having one supplied by the media. I have repeated a single image across mediums to demonstrate the obsessive behaviour that inspiration can bring. My hope is to find a deeper and more meaningful way of experiencing my surroundings, with the consequence of altering the manner in which I engage with it and the people within it.