Work as Prayer / Prayer as Work and Sacred DNA - Family and Icons Exhibits
- Dates:November 24, 2017 - January 20, 2018 ( Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday )
- Location:Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery Winnipeg
- Times:Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Saturday, Noon - 5:00 PM
- Address: 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. Winnipeg, MB
- Phone: (204) 487-3300
- Website:Visit Website
- Region: Winnipeg
Work as Prayer/Prayer as Work by Carolyn Mount
Work as Prayer/Prayer as Work is a collection of reclaimed embroidered rags. Each piece is a meditation on the work and labour that shapes our lives. Though the temptation exists to repair and renew these collected fabrics to the potential or purpose they once possessed (similar to the Japanese tradition of boro), instead, I choose to simply honour and respond to the state of the cloths as they are. Each stain and worn-out place speaks to a life lived. Once used to clean or cover our tender bodies, they are now relegated to under the kitchen sink or the basement for the most menial of tasks. Yet their history, their story, like ours, is unique.
Sacred DNA: Family and Icons by Tracy Fehr
"My artistic practice in thread, textiles, ceramics and mixed media explore themes of identity, spirituality, gender and transformation. This most recent work references religious iconography from early Mediaeval, Coptic and non-Christian traditions in embroidery and textiles. The ceramic work represents a personal archeological excavation of my Indigenous ancestry, which has uncovered a well of deeply concealed thoughts, habits, possibilities, potential and spiritual/emotional holdings. Sacred DNA: Family and Icons is an intimate story of roots, culture and worship.