I will be visiting BC a couple of times before the big move to NYC in August. Does anyone have any show recommendations in Vancouver or thereabouts?
Bestialiska. Benita Whyte, hair.
Threshold. Rebecca Smyth, paper
My mom has been visiting from BC for the past week which means I've been actually getting sleep and eating marvelously. Mom's cooking is the best: think italian meals daily, fresh baked goods and an excuse to visit all the necessary Montreal food stops; poutine, smoked meat, chocolatines, bagels etc...
We've also been doing some gallery hopping. Concordia's Fibres Student Association's yearly show at Galerie Diagonale was a treat...and I'm allowed to take photos, which is a plus.
Juried by Emily Jan, Emily Hermant and Susan Surette, Monstrocities includes ten fibres students' work, all which speak to the connection between materials and the body. I've included photos of some of my faves.
Today we also visited DHC ART where Thomas Demand is currently exhibiting his show, Animations. He uses paper, photography and animation to recreate real scenes that he has witnessed in person or in video, and are often politically charged. It is eery how real they look. If you are not in Montreal and unable to see this show I highly recommend watching this video about his work.
Body of Consent. Veronique Tremblay
Janna Maria Vallee is a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter, and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program. In her art practice Janna combines textiles and socially engaged media. She founded VY in 2008.