cut| weave | throw | print
curated by Lesley Finlayson
Elissa Cristall Gallery
2239 Granville Street
Opening Reception with the Artists
Thursday September 13, 6 - 8 pm
Exhibition continues to September 29, 2018
"In a world of artifice easily facilitated by user friendly technology I curated this exhibition to present art in which the works elegantly manifest the artists’ discernment, understanding and knowledge of techniques which are critical to their practices and to the work coming into existence. The skills involved are physical, intellectual, psychological and emotional, combined with a multi-layered and highly specialized familiarity with a range of materials, hand tools and equipment developed over centuries. These are the quanta of the creative processes which allow each artist to explore the infinite possibilities of material and technique. The nature of infinite possibilities of materials in an artist’s hands and knowledge in their minds, drives artists to explore and test the nebulous boundaries of their practice. Sometimes the results are catastrophic, as forms collapse or materials disintegrate into chaos. Sometimes boundaries are crossed into another realm: weaving becomes sculptural, clay is woven into frozen fire, the staccato snips of scissors through paper become the construction of time, steel incising copper becomes drawing on paper. In all this work we see traces of decisions made and remade, of pentimento, of errors corrected, or not, of directions started, pushed or abandoned. Surrounding the work in the gallery we see shadows cast in light and space, including our own shadows as viewers. More subtly perhaps, within each piece we sense the shadow of the artist’s self, the human." - Lesley Finlayson, Curator
Far and Near runs from September 21-October 12, 2018 at the Silk Weaving Studio on Granville Island.
In conjunction with the Textile Society of America’s 16th Biennial Symposium, The Social Fabric: Deep Local To Pan Global, The Roundhouse Community Center features the works of BC textile artists Ruth Jones, Janna Maria Vallee, Sasha Gale, and Ana Isabel.
DATES Tue Sep 4 – Wed Oct 31
TIME Mon-Fri 9am-9:45pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4:45pm
LOCATION The Roundhouse Community Centre - Great Hall and Foyer
181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific) | VIEW MAP
For the first time in 30 years the Textile Society of America Symposium is occurring on the west coast, right here in Vancouver from September 19-23, 2018.
To show how dynamic our textile community is the Silk Weaving Studio developed a self guided walking tour highlighting 24 locations on Granville Island that will display the full range of creative textiles being made in our backyard. Many pieces have been produced to pair thematically with the businesses and studios hosting them. Featured artists include Eszter Burghardt, Bettina Matzhukn, Jessica Dehaas, Catherine Nicholls, Karen Bagayawa, Janna Maria Vallee, Laura Meyers, Morija Reeb, Joan Carrigan, Sharmini Wirasekara, Brenda Crabtree, Barbara Heller, Sophena Kwon, Stephanie Ostler, Lesley Richmond, Sola Fiedler, Amanda Wood, Yvonne Wakabayashi, Kaarina Talvila and Katrin Aason.
The Textile Walking Tour occurs Sept 17-30, 2018
The Textile Society of America acknowledges the generous support of CMHC through their Activation Grants and Initiatives
Hi, I'm Janna. I'm the owner and natural dyer at Everlea Yarn. I am also a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program.
I founded Vancouver Yarn in 2008. In 2010 I moved away from BC and was (a bit) absent here until I returned in 2016. Here on the VY blog I mostly share about local events and other local artists and crafters.