Confederation Centre Art Gallery

Creative Obsessions: A Look at Contemporary Craft in Prince Edward Island

Isako Suzuki, Landscape, stoneware, ceramic stain, 2020, photo

Creative Obsessions: A Look at Contemporary Craft in Prince Edward Island

Fine craft is equal parts tradition and innovation, passion and obsession, filtered through the skills and the sensibilities of artisans. Making craft is a form of thinking, a communication across generations. In Creative Obsessions: A Look at Contemporary Craft in Prince Edward Island, artisans working on PEI respond to the theme of “creative obsessions” with innovative works drawing on craft traditions to mark Craft Year 2020. The exhibition is organized by Confederation Centre Art Gallery in collaboration with the PEI Crafts Council.
Guest curated by Ray Cronin and Sarah Maloney.

Creative Obsessions: A Look at Contemporary Craft in Prince Edward Island

Isako Suzuki, Landscape, stoneware, ceramic stain, 2020

Creative Obsessions: A Look at Contemporary Craft in Prince Edward Island

Fine craft is equal parts tradition and innovation, passion and obsession, filtered through the skills and the sensibilities of artisans. Making craft is a form of thinking, a communication across generations. In Creative Obsessions: A Look at Contemporary Craft in Prince Edward Island, artisans working on PEI respond to the theme of “creative obsessions” with innovative works drawing on craft traditions to mark Craft Year 2020. The exhibition is organized by Confederation Centre Art Gallery in collaboration with the PEI Crafts Council.

Tyler Los Jones: Look slowly and all that moves

Aggregate No. 2, 2018, archival ink on rag paper, edition of 5, 60.9 x 60.9 cm

Tyler Los Jones: Look slowly and all that moves

This exhibition presents new work by the Banff-based artist, developed from a residency in PEI in 2017. The show consists of images and objects that braid together three strands of inquiry: an investigation into organisms on PEI that stabilize dynamic, shifting environments; the relationship between present-day marine life on the east coast and the ancient seas that comprise the Rockies in Alberta; and the material history of photography and expanded photographic processes. Curated by Pan Wendt.

Supported by Alberta Foundation of the Arts, and the RBC Foundation.

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