New Art Gallery Exhibition, Labour's trace
|Date:||Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 - Saturday, Apr 11, 2020
10:00am-5:00pm (Saturday and Sunday)
|Place:||Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate
|Price:||This Event is FREE
Richmond Art Gallery is pleased to present, Labour’s trace a new exhibition by Karin Jones an interdisciplinary artist of African-Nova Scotian heritage and Amy Malbeuf a Métis visual artist from Rich Lake, Alberta. Jones and Malbeuf are makers of objects, transforming and subverting traditional and contemporary materials and processes through their investigations of cultural identity and historical narratives. Working with a disparate assembly of metal, leather, hominy, beads, tarpaulins or animal and human hair, their objects are contemplations on labour — reflecting ideas connected to livelihood and histories of colonization.
Notions of labour thread through the works grounded in concepts of livelihood – in ways of knowing, making and living. While their works are charged with historical references their ideas exist in the contemporary world. In confronting historic misrepresentations with expressions of pride and strength, the artists disable colonial narratives and its destructive legacies and show us other ways of knowing through their labour.
The opening reception will take place on Saturday, February 15, 2:00-4:00pm. The artists will be in attendance and will give a Talk and Tour at 1:00pm.
Image: Amy Malbeuf, heart, 2018, ochre, and bear grease on canvas tarp Photo: Chelsea Yang-Smith
This event is for All Ages.
This is an accessible site.
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Richmond Art Gallery