February 08, 2023
On display from March 11th - April 9th
Humanity’s relationship with fibre dates back to prehistory. In the 7th century BCE the Swiss Lake Dwellers began cultivating and weaving flax, and our dependence and interrelationship with fibre has been integral to our existence ever since. We are swaddled in it at birth; it is in our clothing, our homes, our libraries, our industries. Our global mythologies tell stories of gods and goddesses spinning our lives into existence, and references to fibre populate our languages. We find common threads. We are cut from the same cloth. We are dyed in the wool.
Perhaps it’s this long practical relationship with fibre, its familiarity to us, that leaves it often overlooked as a fantastically versatile medium for art at its most expressive.
For this show a group of artists are Spinning Tales - using fibre to share a narrative they chose to explore.
Opening reception: Saturday, March 11th from 4 - 7 p.m.
You can visit the show online here.
Free & Open to the Public.
Dirk van Wyk
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Bluerock Gallery Inc. acknowledges the land in which it is is situated on as the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.