Invested/40 at the Pendulum Gallery
Some of the best craft created in this province is being gathered under one roof for a show called Invested/40, as the Craft Council of B.C. celebrates its 40th anniversary. Divided into five themes—scale, form, material, process, and place—the show put together by internationally known curator and craft historian Sandra Alfoldy features such diverse names as Bill Reid, Jeff Burnette, Michelle Sirois-Silver, and Angelika Werth (whose cleverly sculptural, hand-sewn Canadian Camper Tent Dress is shown here). Porcelain, clay, blown glass, sterling silver, embroidered fabric, wood, and endless combinations of all those: they’re all at the Pendulum Gallery downtown from Friday (October 18) to November 9, in a truly standout show that mashes form and function, art and craft, and considers the idea of mastery of a medium—when an artisan is truly, fully “invested”.