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Cambridge
1 North Square, Cambridge ON N1S 2K6
Hours: Mon-Thur 9:30-8:30, Fri & Sat 9:30-5:30, Sun 1-5. Holiday closures: Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Sunday & Monday, Chrismas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day.
admission: FREE
T: 519 621 0460
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Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange | Queen's Square Gallery
Exhibitions & events ... more
Exhibitions & events
Sep 15-Nov 5, 2017 | opening reception Fri 15 Sep, 7pm:
Lisa Birke: The Knits. In knitting, one literally gives one's time – chronicled in interwoven loops of yarn – to keep someone warm. Hand-knitted sweaters bring us closer to our mothers and grandmothers as we physically carry a document of their love and labour next to our skin, almost like a protective second skin. Straddling a liminal filmic space between installation, performance-for-video, and a contemporary fairy tale, The Knits introduces an ephemeral and relative notion of time, both in unravelling the threads of generational / familial relationships and in visually combining and subverting technological artifacts of the past and present (picture frame, TV screen and video projection). Along the way, the work tugs at the crossed threads of art versus craft, gendered materiality, and the relationship we have with Mother Nature and her great divide in Canada. The Knits is a loving and playful homage to the artist's mother and her chronic affliction of “the knits ... more
Lisa Birke: The Knits.
In knitting, one literally gives one's time – chronicled in interwoven loops of yarn – to keep someone warm. Hand-knitted sweaters bring us closer to our mothers and grandmothers as we physically carry a document of their love and labour next to our skin, almost like a protective second skin.
Straddling a liminal filmic space between installation, performance-for-video, and a contemporary fairy tale, The Knits introduces an ephemeral and relative notion of time, both in unravelling the threads of generational / familial relationships and in visually combining and subverting technological artifacts of the past and present (picture frame, TV screen and video projection). Along the way, the work tugs at the crossed threads of art versus craft, gendered materiality, and the relationship we have with Mother Nature and her great divide in Canada. The Knits is a loving and playful homage to the artist's mother and her chronic affliction of “the knits.”
Tours are available for school and community groups ... more
Tours are available for school and community groups.
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(See also Community Courses – click here).