molinari mimesis

molinari mimesis

06 Nov
  • [PAST] November 6th to December 5th, 2023
  • The CCBC gallery and shop are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30am to 5pm.
  • 1386 Cartwright Street Vancouver
  • Art Festival
  • Craft Council of BC Gallery
  • No tickets are required. People just can come in and enjoy watching the artist crocheting Guido Molinari's painting.
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This project continues Tracy Susheki's dedication to crochet Guido Molinari’s paintings. As his student at Concordia she employed his manifesto “painting should neither represent nor deal with the object, but on the contrary, should attempt to become an object itself” thus solidifying her defense of crocheting in a painting class.

They acknowledged the similarities of our work: his rhythmic painted panels of acrylic colour onto canvas and her rhythmic hooking of acrylic yarn into an object. However, his context was the academic & patriarchal art world while hers aimed to overturn that world’s rejection of activities usually ascribed to the domestic, ‘leisurely’ female.

On Nov 6th Tracy Susheski will install herself in the front window at the Craft Council of BC and begin crocheting a Molinari painting. As the days progress, the community will interact with and observe the on going labour and growth of the object, or ‘painting’, filling the space around the artist.

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