September 30, 2017 to January 14, 2018
In Curious, Jane Kidd explores the human/nature relationship through woven tapestry. The included works from her Curiosities and Wonderland series draw attention to pertinent contemporary issues, such as genetically modified and engineered organisms and the destruction of the environment. Kidd’s scrolls, Curiouser and Curiouser (quoting from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland), present images of germinating seeds and aerial views of planted crops, along with alpha-numeric codes for GMO seeds. Imagery joining human, animal, and mechanical elements further complicates these considerations and asks: “Will what we create solve our problems, or create new ones?”
Jane Kidd lives and works on Salt Spring Island, BC. She is an award-winning, internationally recognized artist who works with the ancient medium of tapestry. In 2016, she received a Governor General’s Award for her work.
The accompanying exhibition catalogue will include essays by Vancouver-based writer Amy Gogarty and Kelowna-based writer, curator, and artist Jane Ritchie.
Friday, September 29, 7 to 9 pm
This is a free event, open to members and guests by invitation.