Barbara Heller: Integrated Circuits & Other Connections
Thursday, July 04, 2013 ― Sunday, August 18, 2013
In her new exhibition, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, internationally celebrated Vancouver-born tapestry artist, Barbara Heller, is crossing boundaries into mixed media. She is currently combining shaped tapestry, digitally printed fabric, embroidery and found objects.
Heller is intrigued by the beauty of the component parts and calls them “our worshipped electronics, the sacred bones of the computer”. She further explains, “I want to integrate the electronics with the weaving and with the human hand – an almost bionic melding. I think of these electronics as adding another layer of meaning. I want the sewn-on materials to carry their histories … to enhance the tapestry’s meaning and subtext”. In doing so, Heller invites us to re-think ourselves not only in art but also in social and environmental justice. For a full media release click Integrated Circuits Media Release.
Curated by Maggie Tchir.
Opening reception: Thursday July 4th, 6 – 8 pm