September 10 – November 7, 2021 – A Practice in Gestures
A Practice in Gestures draws together works by six artists living and working in BC – Farheen HaQ, Deborah Koenker, Bev Koski, Mitra Mahmoodi, Bettina Matzkuhn, and Barbara Zeigler. The exhibition includes textile works – beading and embroidery – video, ceramic, and mixed media. The divergent works share a vocabulary of simple gestures rooted in domestic familiarity that give shape to meaningful rituals and practices while confronting colonial and patriarchal narratives as well as critical environmental imperatives.
Saturday, October 16, 2021. 2:00pm – 3:00pm. Women’s Work
Throughout the history of art, decoration and domestic handicrafts have been devalued as “women’s work”, specifically because it was associated with the domestic and the feminine. Using the artworks in Practice in Gestures as a launching point, join curator Nan Capogna, artists Farheen HaQ, Deborah Koenker and Bettina Matzkuhn for an online discussion.
This event will include time for Q+A by participants to join in the live-streamed conversation.
Saturday, October 30, 2021. 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Webinar with Bev Koski
Vancouver-based artist Bev Koski is an Anishinaabe artist currently exhibiting at the Richmond Art Gallery. She will share her artistic journey as a beading artist, teacher, and mentor for an art and mural programme for Indigenous youth. This session is ideal for artists wanting to explore ways of incorporating your art practice into programs for youth, and to learn about the intricate beadworks Koski creates. See here for more details.