- November 8, 1988 to November 19, 1988
Personal Mythology Is the temple a secret retreat within my own mind? Is the angel a myth of my own potential? The symbol waits for you – to find your own personal mythology. Humankind has always invented myths that search for inner perfection. Amidst the seeming chaos of our real world, mythology offers us hope for a greater potential. These works draw on symbols from classical and religious mythology, inventing new symbols for modern times.
By Yolande Valiquette
medium | 5 ProgramsMedium Textile
- October 11, 1988 to October 24, 1988
Walker's works combine elements of fabric, painting and collage that span the distance between traditional quilt and fabric work and painting. Her use of form, colour and texture is highly refined in these works and there is synthesis of elements that create works that are expressive and complete.
By Victoria Walker
- January 15, 2015 to February 21, 2015
grunt gallery presents Crossed, an exhibition by artist Ahmad Tabrizi and curated by Makiko Hara. This multi-media exhibition creates a sense of portraiture compiled of Farsi script, piles of dressmaking pins, and glimpses of the artist himself – both visually and through audio.
By Ahmad Tabrizi
- Curated by Makiko Hara
- September 7, 2018 to October 20, 2018
In conjunction with the Textile Society of America conference being held this September in Vancouver, grunt gallery presents Woven Work From Near Here, curated by Emily Hermant and T’ai Smith. Inspired by traditional weaving practices—including Indigenous methods for weaving blankets and baskets alongside structures and patterns that have come from elsewhere—the exhibition presents recent experiments by artists who live and work near here. Juxtaposing materials and methods, the works in the show stretch what it means to be a woven textile. The curators understand being “near here” as a spatial and temporal condition that defines the region currently known as the Pacific Northwest—a mesh of overlapping Indigenous and Settler cultures, legal-political systems, and territories. To live, work, and weave near here is to contend daily with the legacy of colonial settlement and expropriation. Marked by the dislocation of Indigenous weaving traditions between the early decades of the 20th century and the 1980s—decades after the Potlatch ban in Canada was lifted in 1951—the region has seen the re-emergence of this conceptual, functional, aesthetic and spiritual form. At once capacious and precise, new developments in weaving signal the potential of this practice to realign protocols and values.
By Debora Sparrow, Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill, Hank Bull, Jovencio de la Paz, Kerri Reid, Matt Browning, Melvin Williams, Merritt Johnson
- Curated by Emily Hermant, T'ai Smith
- January 11, 2019 to March 2, 2019
This new series of work by Mexican Canadian artist Carlos Colín merges symbols of Latin American conceptualist art, and Latin American colonialist history, past and present, and its diaspora. Working with archives, books, footage, and audio material related to Latin American history, the artist creates a work based on photographs, text and/or audio with parallels between, arts, politics, religion, and society.
By Carlos Colín
- Curated by Glenn Alteen