Image: Lindsay Joy “Summer Flop”
WHEN: Thursday, October 17 until Monday, October 28, 2019
Closing Reception: Thursday, October 24, 2019, from 5 until 8 p.m.
The closing will feature a performance of “Pain & Release” by Julia Rose Sutherland.
WHERE: Gallery 371, Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts)
Image: Julia Rose Sutherland “Pain and Release
Tendere features seven AUArts BFA Fibre Alumni - Morgan Rose Free, Lindsay Joy, Karin McGinn, Vaughan McMillan, Natalie Lauchlan, Sabrina Sachiko Niebler and Julia Rose Sutherland. In Tendere, metier and materiality enact sympoietic conversations with ancestors, strangers, lovers and friends.
“Tendere” is an Italian word with its root in Latin meaning to stretch out, distend or extend. The gesture implied by the word is an outstretched hand about to act, to tend, to take care. A gesture analogous to the movements of hands that embroider, rub, prick, weave, and twist and sew.
Morgan Free “A Hand In It”
The seven artists selected for Tendere examine the embodied meanings of materiality and process in contexts of personal identity, culture, ecological precarity and mutual contingency.
The exhibition is curated by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère (AU Arts alum 1998).