August 18 – October 6, 2022
CARRIE ALLISON | connections of gestures
OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, August 18th, 7:30PM
(Artist Talk tbd)
connections of gestures explores beaded animation in video, still life, and beaded works. Carrie Allison was inspired by beadwork held in museums across Turtle Island, how these pieces hold ancestors, tell stories and connect us through time and space. Through combining animation and beadwork the artist seeks to visually narrate the practice of beading and bring viewers closer to an understanding of beadwork’s animacy.
Carrie Allison is a nêhiýaw/cree, Métis, and European descent visual artist based in K’jipuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia). She grew up on the unceded and unsurrendered lands of the Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/ Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam) Nations. Allison’s maternal roots are based in maskotewisipiy (High Prairie, Alberta), Treaty 8.
image: carrie allison, To Honour, 2019, video still