Labour’s trace: Karin Jones and Amy Malbeuf
Saturday, February 15, at 2:00pm
Exhibition dates: February 15th – April 11th, 2020
Labour’s trace is 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 While their works are charged with historical references their ideas exist in the contemporary world.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.
There will be an artist talk and tour on Saturday, February 15th, 2020, 1– 2pm.
IMAGE: Amy Malbeuf, heart, 2018, ochre, bear grease, and the artist’s saliva on canvas tarp, Dimensions: Full size: H: 30’ x 15.5’, Photo: Chelsea Yang-Smith.