Thursday, January 14, 2016
In two weeks time, my solo exhibition the Liminal Project, will open at the Mary E. Black Gallery in Halifax NS. This is a body of textile work I have been working on since 2010. I exhibited the works last winter in a smaller incarnation at the Annex Gallery at the Craft Council Gallery at Devon House in St. John's NL, but this exhibition will be in a larger gallery space and I have (somehoe) managed to create a couple more pieces in the past month. I am now busy putting the finishing touches on two last pieces and making sure all my ducks are in a row for installation the week of Jan. 25.
The Liminal Project explores the transitional space where land meets sea. Aerial images, mapping techniques and geographical data are translated through the process of hand-weaving, embroidery and crochet. This collection of textile work interprets the changing shorelines of Canada's east coast, specifically the vulnerable shorelines of Prince Edward Island which are transformed annually by erosion, human activity, and potential sea level rise. Striving to translate technical data about the landscape that surrounds us into tangible textiles, the Liminal Project attempts to bring the lay of the land back to human scale and give us insight into our own cultural narrative of memory, change and the geography of "home".
The opening reception will take place on Thursday Jan. 28th at 6pm and the exhibition will be up until March 20, 2016. I hope to post a few more photos of the works that are part of the exhibition in the next week or two....stay tuned!