Personal + Material Geographies: Craft At The Centre

Debra Sloan, Adam and Eve as Dosojins, 2019. Courtesy of the Artist

Personal + Material Geographies: Craft At The Centre

Il Museo, Italian Cultural Centre, Vancouver, BC - Sep 10 – Dec 11

by Robin Laurence

Curated by Mary-Beth Laviolette, this show spotlights the work of 23 BC artists. Among its timely themes is the belief that craft is a powerful creative force “enabling cultural survival during periods of social disruption.” The show also demonstrates parallel traditions: those of the province’s First Nations and those of its Asian- and European-descended populations. Through the works exhibited here – from loosely woven “fish traps” to ceramic “baby dolls” – the show reveals the importance of both individual creativity and community- knowledge transmission.

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