Opening Reception: Thursday, July 6th at 7:00 PM
Lunch & Look Artist Tour: Friday July 7th at 1:00 PM
Curator Talk: Friday, August 4th at 1 PM
PRAIRIE INTERLACE: WEAVING, MODERNISMS AND THE EXPANDED FRAME, 1960–2000 LOOKS BACK TO THE EXPLOSION OF INNOVATIVE TEXTILE-BASED ART ON THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES DURING THE SECOND HALF OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.
Prairie Interlace looks back to the explosion of innovative textile-based art on the Canadian Prairies during the second half of the twentieth century. The exhibition examines how artists of diverse backgrounds wove new histories of fibre during a period of intense energy and collective creativity. Prairie Interlace retells this distinctive history through the interlaced narratives of art, craft, feminism, immigration, Indigeneity, regionalism, and architectural interior design. The project, which includes a symposium, website, and forthcoming publication, connects generations of artists, artists’ groups, guilds, scholars, and collectors and allows them to share their inspiring stories. It also allows us to appreciate, once more, how beautifully the artists wove into every fibre of their extraordinary works what they value about art, craft, history, culture, politics, and the land.
PRAIRIE BARNACLES, 1979. Collection of Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library, 581. Image: Dave Brown, LCR PhotoService