Curated by Tania Willard, Aboriginal Curator in Residence at the Kamloops Art Gallery.
CUSTOM MADE focuses on artists working with skills-based artistic production within a contemporary context. It looks at ways artists are re-learning skill-based arts like beadwork and basketry and how they are relating these skills to cultural heritage, new materials, concepts and techniques. CUSTOM MADE frames a dialogue between artists whose work crosses boundaries, challenging and conflating binaries of art and craft, contemporary and traditional. The selected artists investigate notions of identity and culture through forms such as the re- purposing of found objects, moose hair tufting and kinetic art.
Featuring works by: (TBC)
Wally Dion, Phil Gray, Maggie Groat, Maureen Gruben, Gabrielle Hill, Ursula Johnson, Merritt Johnson, Brian Jungen, Hannah Claus, Bev Koski, , Canuppa Hanksa Luger, Amy Malbeuf, Peter Morin, Nadia Myre, Wendy Redstar, Charlene Vickers.
KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY INFORMATION:
Located at the corner of 5th and Victoria in downtown Kamloops, the Kamloops Art Gallery is a public art museum that features changing exhibitions of regional, national and international art with a contemporary and historic focus.
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm (Free thanks to support from BCLC)
Closed Sunday and Statutory Holidays