Inspired by ‘Cabinets of Curiosity’ and Natural history museums, this work explores the relationships/contradictions between art and science, imagination and knowledge, decoration and display. Kidd experiments with varying weaving techniques used for graphic images and displays tapestries as museum specimens. For more information visit www.craftcouncilbc.ca.
Gallery and visual arts
Jane Kidd: Curious
Kyla Mallett: Personhood
Personhood features a series of recent prints that pull from the covers of several self-improvement texts popular in the 70s and 80s. By highlighting the language, typography, and overall graphic design of this material, she creates images that feel like outdated posters for an industry of the most needful. InPersonhood, we’re confronted by a group of declarative—but often absurdist—statements positing elliptical messages about the nature of being. There is humour here but also a revealing sense of how our society fixates on the fixable. For more information visit www.malaspinaprintmakers.com.
Vancouver Biennale: OSGEMEOS “Giants” Mural
The Vancouver Biennale has transformed a Granville Island industrial landmark into a gigantic work of public art! OSGEMEOS's monumental, 360-degree, 23 metre tall mural is the biggest public mural of their career and their first in Canada. The mural measures a colourful 7,200 square metres and is painted on the six gigantic silos that are part of the Ocean Construction and Building Supplies plant. For more information visit www.vancouverbiennale.com.