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Improvised quarantine tank 🐌🐌🐌 snails are hiding out here while I medicate my large community tank.
Thank you Natalie, Lindsay, Sabrina, Julia, Vaughan, Karin and Morgan. Today I sent some time with your work and am grateful for your collaboration on this show. "Tendere" runs until October 29 in Gallery 371 @albertauarts #contemporarycraft #contemporaryart
"Tendere" opens October 17 and runs until the 28th in Gallery 371 at the Alberta University of the Arts @albertauarts
Please join me at the Closing Reception October 24, 5 to 8 pm
Tendere features seven Alberta University of the Arts BFA Fibre Alumni - Morgan Rose Free @morganrosefree, Lindsay Joy @forestine, Karin McGinn @pardonthenipple, Vaughan McMillan @vacationvaughan, Natalie Lauchlan @403nate Sabrina Sachiko Niebler @sabrinasachiko and Julia Rose Sutherland @julia.rose.sutherland
In "Tendere", metier and materiality enact sympoietic conversations with ancestors, strangers, lovers and friends.
“Tendere” is an Italian word with its root in Latin meaning to stretch out, distend or extend. The gesture implied by the word is an outstretched hand about to act, to tend, to take care. A gesture analogous to the intentional movements of hands that embroider, rub, prick, weave, and twist and sew. Each of the seven artists selected for Tendere examine the embodied meanings of materiality and process in expanding, contexts of personal identity, culture, ecological precarity and mutual contingency.
"Tendere" is curated by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère (AU Arts alum 1998).
#contemporarycraft #contemporaryart #fibreauarts
Morgan Gree @morganrosefree is one of seven artists featured in "TENDERE" OCT 17-29 in GALLERY 371 @albertauarts #contemporarycraft #contemporaryart