Thursday, November 5, 2009
At last our new NEST soft sculptures are in the final stages of production. Above you will see these dolls in the window of a local shop, Bluebird Handmade. This series is an exploration of traditions; those that are learned in a particular cultural context and those that are learned in the home. It is about our relationship to our traditions and how this relationship and the traditions themselves can change over time, particularly in the context of migration. This piece is about both the comfort and burden of traditions when we find ourselves in new settings. Nesting is an ongoing process.
You can also see them in our etsy shop and in a few upcoming shows.
Craft off the Lot
Craft off the Lot is an indoor art and craft sale featuring artists from across Canada. The show is located in the vacant Chrysler building at 1030 King Street West (also home to LG Fashion Week) from November 12-15th.
Hours of operation: Thurs. 12th is opening night, 7- 11pm.
Fri. 13th (scary) and Sat.14th, 11am-8pm
Sun. 15th, 11am-6pm
Hard Twist: New Twist
The original edition of dolls that this NEST series is based on will be installed in the Gladestone Hotel's Hard Twist: New Twist. The opening reception is this Friday from 6pm -9pm on the hotel's third floor. Cover is free. The show runs until January 3rd with regular visiting hours between noon and 5pm daily.