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About this event
A Practice in Gestures draws together works by six women artists living and working in BC, and includes textile works – beading and embroidery – video, ceramic, and mixed media. The divergent works share a vocabulary of simple gestures rooted in domestic familiarity that give shape to meaningful rituals and practices while confronting colonial and patriarchal narratives as well as critical environmental imperatives.
Spanning decades, the artists’ practices range from emerging to over forty years. The selected works foreground the artist’s relationship with materials, their methodologies and the significance of gestures, rituals, and practices. Centuries-old gestures and practices are recast and contemporized, and demonstrate the potential of small, intimate gestures to expand from the personal and poetic, to the globally relevant.
Join curator Nan Capogna and artists Farheen HaQ, Deborah Koenker, Mitra Mahmoodi, Bettina Matzkuhn, and Barbara Zeigler as they each discuss their works in a tour to launch the opening of the exhibition.
For more information on the exhibition and the artists: https://www.richmondartgallery.org/practise-in-gestures
Free admission, but registration is required due to limited spaces.