Textiles of the Northwest Coast

The weather has improved and there is plenty to do around the house and garden. Still, planning excursions – even to the big city – can be fun. I am making lists of places to visit this summer, and Vancouver is on my list.

Do you need an excuse to check out Vancouver this summer? Well, here is one from the textile art file... Aboriginal Textile Art

TIME WARP
Contemporary Textiles of the Northwest Coast
July 16, 2010 – January 16, 2011
At the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
639 Hornby
Vancouver, BC

Time Warp is the first major exhibition to feature the contemporary practice of textile and fibre art on the Northwest Coast. The show celebrates 22 emerging, mid-career and internationally recognized Aboriginal textile artists, (20 female, 2 male), from Alaska, The Yukon, BC, and Washington State.
The works demonstrate a breadth of expertise, innovation, and cultural diversity. Historically, textiles were marginalized because they were, and still are, considered to be women’s work and purely decorative. Time Warp challenges this gender bias, which has contributed to inequalities of recognition and representation.
To learn more:  Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art