Material Witness: Art, Activism, and Fibre

    Friday, August 22, 2014 to Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Opening
    • Friday, August 22, 2014 to Saturday, August 23, 2014
    Barry Ace, Karina Bergmans, Bozica Radjenovic, Mona Sharma, and Emily Rose Michaud Curator: Laura Margita August 22 - October 4 2014 Opening: August 22, 7pm to 10pm 51 B Young Street, Ottawa, ON Performance by Emily Rose Michaud Taste The $ource (while supplies last), Aug 22 , 8PM Textile is a powerful and versatile medium put to use throughout human herstory for travel, clothing, agriculture, architecture, historical documentation, expression of identity and experimental art. Barry Ace, Karina Bergmans, Bozica Radjenovic, Mona Sharma, and Emily Rose Michaud are each occupying creative termini at the edges of fibre art. Each artist has followed the path of their artistic practice to an expression that is as logical to the heart as to the formal and aesthetic conversation of professional contemporary art practices. The work Ms. Michaud is presenting was created with an artistic development and production residency made possible through the Dennis Tourbin Fund for Emerging Artists. The Dennis Tourbin Fund for Emerging Artists at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, is a permanent tribute to the greatly respected late Ottawa artist and his legacy. The fund seeks to encourage emerging artists to carry out creative works of art that cross disciplines and traditional boundaries. It also seeks to promote the presentation of art outside of the gallery walls into the public arena, reaching new audiences and engaging the community. Special thanks to the Dennis Tourbin Fund for Emerging Artists, The Independent Filmmakers of Ottawa, The Community Foundation of Ottawa, The National Art Gallery, The Ottawa Art Gallery and the Peoples' Social Forum.
    End Notes
    Gallery 101 gratefully acknowledges the support of The City of Ottawa, The Ontario Arts Council, and The Canada Council for the Arts. Gallery 101 thanks the Asinabka: Film & Media Arts Festival, Niigaan: In Conversation, members, volunteers, partners, and all our relations. http://www.canadianart.ca/openings/2014/08/21/gallery-101/ http://canadianart.ca/reviews/2014/10/17/material-witness/ http://www.ottawamagazine.com/culture/artful-blogger/2014/08/29/artful-blogger-material-witnesss-wow-factor-dulled-by-101s-space/