Saturday, September 1, 2012

Exhibitions in BC - Love Decay Repair, and Progressions

SDA BC website - click here.
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LOVE DECAY REPAIR - Works by Michelle Sirois-Silver
Curated by Barbara Duncan
Maple Ridge Art Gallery (at The ACT Theatre & Theatre) 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, B.C.
September 8 to October 13, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8 from 2pm – 4pm. An afternoon of art & conversation, refreshments and live jazz. RSVP to Barbara Duncan
Gallery Open Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm and select evenings
Michelle's website
Artist Presentations:
Saturday, September 15 from 2pm - 4pm Demo and talk on the rug hooking technique used for work in the exhibition Love Decay Repair.
Saturday, September 29 from 2pm – 3pm Slide presentation and talk about the creative process behind the artist’s latest body of work. Join us for other activities at The ACT on September 29 as we celebrate Canada Culture Day and The ACT’s 10th Anniversary!

The title of the exhibition, Love Decay Repair, draws on inspiration from the botanical world, specifically the hosta plant in its various stages of decomposition. Unlike the plant, however, these works on fibre hold possibilities of repair through layering, stitching and other methods of reinforcement. The resulting works express the vulnerability of nature, the complexity of its systems of self-repair and the beauty to behold in every stage of its life cycle.

Michelle Sirois-Silver is a Vancouver-based fibre artist who designs and hand hooks rugs for the floor and wall. Her most recent work, includes work that is a departure for her - assemblages that explore ways to combine screen printed surfaces with hand and machine stitching.
Sirois-Silver was awarded a development grant from the Surface Design Association for "Love, Decay, and Repair". She teaches workshops, writes, and exhibits her work internationally.

at the Ferry Building in West Vancouver, BC, including work by BC SDA members 
Eleanor Hannan, Anni Hunt, Celia Pickles and Kaija Rautiainen

I only have images for Celia and Anni at the moment - will add more as they arrive.

Work by Celia Pickles (printing & hand-stitching)

Work by Anni Hunt (2 images above)