(Community announcement by the Bill Reid Gallery)
The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art invites you to view their new exhibition, Interface: the woven artwork of Jaad Kuujus. This exhibit explores the intricate textile works and cedar weavings of Kakwaka’wakw and Haida artist Jaad Kuujus (Meghann O'Brien).
Interface is the point where two systems or entities meet and interact which is the overall theme of this exhibit. Many Indigenous people believe their language, art and culture came from the land, however due to the forces of colonization, this relationship had disrupted their bonds to land, family, and self. Currently, Indigenous people are now exploring what it means to re-engage with their traditional art forms and way of life. “As weavers we struggle to find context for our work in a modern world while retaining its spiritual and cultural significance to our own people. In the same way that textile interfacing is stitched between layers to add strength and resilience, a cultural interface relies on respect and balance.”, says Meghann O’Brien, Interface featured artist.
From September 18, 2018 – January 9, 2019, at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, 639 Hornby St, Vancouver B.C.
Tickets available at: www.billreidgallery.ca/products/regular-admission