Artist Tour & Exhibition Launch of A Practice in Gestures

  • Exhibition Launch
  • tours
  • September 12, 2021

    Above: Farheen HaQ, Drinking from my mother's saucer, 2015. Video still. Courtesy of the artist.
    Please note – this event is now sold-out and only the wait-list is open.

    Join curator Nan Capogna and artists Farheen HaQ, Deborah Koenker, Mitra Mahmoodi, Bettina Matzkuhn, and Barbara Zeigler as they each discuss their works in a tour to launch the opening of the exhibition A Practice in Gestures. Free admission, but registration is required due to limited spaces.

    A Practice in Gestures draws together works by six women artists living and working in BC, and 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.

    Spanning decades, the artists’ practices range from emerging to over forty years. The selected works foreground the artist’s relationship with materials, their methodologies and the significance of gestures, rituals, and practices. Centuries-old gestures and practices are recast and contemporized, and demonstrate the potential of small, intimate gestures to expand from the personal and poetic, to the globally relevant.

    For more information on the exhibition and the artists: A Practice in Gestures 

    Limited spaces, pre-booking is required.

    Our priority is the safety of all visitors and staff. Following government guidelines*, protocols are in place to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable visit. We are closely monitoring the situation and will adapt as necessary. We thank you for your patience and cooperation.

    • All visitors must self-assess before visiting the Gallery. Please stay home if you are not feeling well.

    • Face coverings are mandatory for all staff and visitors to the gallery.

    • All visitors and staff must maintain a two-metre distance from each other.

    • Hand sanitation station at entry and stringent cleaning practices will be in place throughout the Gallery.

    *These protocols may be updated based on current health guidelines, check “How to Visit”  for details.

    Above: Farheen HaQ, Drinking from my mother's saucer, 2015. Video still. Courtesy of the artist.


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