LESLEY LOKSI CHAN
Curated by Sally Frater
October 4 - November 23, 2019
Reception: November 8, 7 - 10 pm
Artist & Curator Talk: November 8, 7:30 pm
Swedish textile artist Charlotte Johannesson began making artwork as a weaver who created tapestries that provided political commentary on current events. After acquiring an Apple II Plus personal computer in 1978, Johannesson taught herself to program using the same dimensions that she used when weaving on a loom.
Inspired by Johannesson, who combined an interest of textiles and technology within a single practice, Interweavings features work by Diedrick Brackens, Andrew Bugden, Lesley Loksi Chan, and Maria Hupfield. Exploring the intersection of seemingly dichotomous forms of [textile] production – the “handmade” versus mechanized forms of fabrication – the exhibition also touches on themes of mapping and astronomy, the body, cultural practice, and the ubiquitous presence of technology within daily life, while revealing the oftentimes inherent complexity and contradiction that exists within handmade art.
We are partially physically accessible. We have a level entrance leading to our shop, information desk, galleries, washroom and traditional print studio. Unfortunately, we do not have automatic doors or an elevator. We are working toward becoming a physically accessible space in the future.