PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, June 8, 7:00-9:00pm
335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
(a short walking distance from the Seabus at Lonsdale Quay)
AMANDA McCAVOUR | LUCY POSKITT | MICHELLE SIROIS SILVER
STEPHANIE SYMNS | AMANDA WOOD
An exhibition of textile works addressing the theme of handcraft and digital technology. The title draws on Marx’s theory of alienation, which asserts that our humanity is created through production. Essentially, we are what we make. Each of the five artists has a practice that steadfastly values handwork as a means to process and express ideas about technology and contemporary issues of labour and culture.
Textiles are an integral part of human life along the continuum of birth to death. At birth we are swaddled with a blanket and in many cultures shrouds or costume play a significant role in burial rites. Cloth evokes a unique emotional connection to ritual, memory and the senses. This group of textile artists honours the human connection to cloth through their relationships to textile traditions and the conceptual location of their artworks in dialogue with the history of cloth as cultural artifact. Both the digital word and cloth are simultaneously tangible and ephemeral products of our time.
Pushing past the predictable art/craft dichotomy the works explore the value, meaning, and metaphorical possibilities of making work by hand in a digital age of increasingly rapid advancement.
INSITU | Saturday, June 10, 1:00pm - 3:00pm.
MICHELLE SIROIS SILVER | STEPHANIE SYMNS
ARTIST TALK | Saturday, June 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm.
LUCY POSKITT | MICHELLE SIROIS SILVER | STEPHANIE SYMNS | AMANDA WOOD
Monday - Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm