January 26 to March 31, 2013
The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased to bring the work of Halifax-based artist Sarah Maloney to the Okanagan. Maloney’s Collapse series of works dates from 2009-10, and explore the notion of the traditional domestic sphere of women, and the Victorian pastime/skill of embroidery, as well as the female connection to flowers. The centerpiece of the installation will be a real chaise lounge, which Maloney terms a fainting couch. A cluster of bronze tulips are sprouting from the innards of this piece of furniture, their heads bowed modestly. As well, six wall pieces that are embroidered depictions of tulips will be on view.
Maloney holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) and an MFA from the University of Windsor, in Ontario. She has been teaching studio classes at NSCAD since 2002.