A Going Concern: Contemporary Textiles and Everyday Politics in Newfoundland and Labrador
The artists in this exhibition represent a vibrant, ongoing conversation in this province. They draw upon Newfoundland and Labrador’s rich textile traditions to provide deceptively playful commentary on serious subject matter. In various ways, they focus attention on what is often outside official histories, asking pointed questions about politics, labour, value, and the definitions of art itself.
Kathleen Knowling, “Oil” (Series of 6) (2006). Wool. 34.3cm x 49.5cm each Collection of City of St. John’s Archives.