Fri, Jun 03|
Together, Becoming: Sarah Graeme
incorporated foraged fibres of non native plants with ceramic vessels, create a challenging dialogue around reconciliation, process, and consumption. June 3-18 gallery open 11-5 Tue to Sat
Time & Location
Jun 03, 2022, 6:00 p.m. PDT – Jun 18, 2022, 5:30 p.m. PDT
Nanaimo, 140 Wallace St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B1, Canada
About the Event
Together, Becoming combines ceramic forms with cultivated plant fibers using weaving and basketry techniques. This series builds on an ongoing body of work that explores the inherent story of materials: who they are, where they come from, and what responsibilities lie in using them. The plant materials used are non-native and are cultivated, grown, and gathered on T'Sou-ke, Pacheedaht , and W̱SÁNEĆ territories by the artist or those in close relationship.
The tension held in the vessels between their rigid and malleable forms mirrors the tension I navigate in creating work with these different materials and the considerations of their environmental cost. As the artist, I imagine my role to be a facilitator in a conversation between the materials. Through this work, I reckon with how to continue creating while being responsible with material consumption. In this way, the vessels serve as containers for reflecting on what is in process, the unfolding dialogue between the artist and materials.
this Body of work was supported in part by the Canada Council for the Arts Grants
visit the gallery June 3rd to June 18th 11-5 Tuesday to Saturdays. Opening reception June 3rd at 6pm