Prospect 18: Christiane Poulin. Echoes
October 13, 2018 - January 27, 2019
Curator: Ingrid Jenker
Artist: Christiane Poulin
Theme: Emerging Artists, Nova Scotian Artists, Textiles
Exhibitions in the Prospect series introduce artists in the early phases of their careers. A retired physician, Poulin recently graduated from NSCAD with a BFA in Textiles and the 2017 Starfish Student Art Award. She lives in Halifax. The woven structures of her site-oriented installation allude to Brutalist design integrated into a landscape. Viewers are prompted to perceive the analogies between weaving and architecture, in particular the aesthetics of béton brut. Like her award-winning Winds of Change: a Lace-scape, Echoes plays with the effects of light and shadow. The components of the installation are touchable.
Visitors are invited to interact with a compact four-harness hand-loom in an adjacent room.
Echo 3: Access 2018
Pearl cotton panel woven in loom-controlled leno lace, draped on a suspended wooden structure composed of two stair case stringers with dowels 117 x 71 cm (panel); 142 x 7 6 x 183 cm (stair case) Cotton-linen panel woven in loom-controlled leno lace, suspended from the ceiling, with upper edge defined by a wooden gable shape 97 x 71 cm (panel); 97 x 34 cm (gable) Wooden structure designed and made by David C Elliott
Exhibition Audio Companion