Yvonne Mullock: HIT & MISS

May 5 - July 13, 2014

Adopted as a means to make floor coverings from humble, recycled materials, rug hooking enjoys a long and creative history in Canada. For this exhibition, Calgary-based artist Yvonne Mullock, along with members of the The Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts, will transform Esker’s project space into a live, functioning workshop. The artists will produce a hooked rug over the course of 10 weeks using materials sourced from local neighbourhoods, such as threadbare clothing and old household linens. This collaborative and performative community-based project will continually evolve over the course of the exhibition’s run and public interaction and discussion will be welcomed throughout. The object produced from this collective labour will be a form of community portrait and will address notions of materiality, collectivity, authorship, domesticity, and the activity and performativity inherent to the act of making.

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