Kidd is one of Canada’s preeminent artists working in textile. She lives in Salt Spring Island. The exhibition encompasses the tapestry series Curiosities, Wonderland, Land Sentence and Phenomena.  In nightmarish visions of genetic modification, Curiosities depicts parts of various organisms spliced together to form alluring chimeras. The shaped weavings of Land Sentence are based on satellite photographs of environmental devastation. Kidd’s commitment to handwork in realizing these images of technology run amok is remarkably apt.

A catalogue with an essay by Amy Gogarty accompanies the exhibition, together with a tapestry fragment for tactile exploration.

Image: Jane Kidd, Curiosities, Pairing #6,woven tapestry on wooden board, 2016. Photo credit: John Cameron