Shannon Bool: The Eastern Carpet in the Western World Revisited
WHEN: Thurs, Dec 1, 2016 - Sat, Feb 11, 2017
|Tues, Weds + Fri||12 - 6 p.m.|
|Thurs||12 - 8 p.m.|
|Sat||12 - 4 p.m.|
Opening Reception: Wed, Nov 30 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Illingworth Kerr Gallery (IKG) and Alberta College of Art + Design invite you to attend Shannon Bool: The Eastern Carpet in the Western World Revisited, an exhibition of the Canadian-born and Berlin-based artist who is revisiting the Orientalist tradition, art history and material culture by blending digital manipulation and ancient manufacturing techniques.
Shannon Bool’s first solo exhibition in Calgary takes its title from a show originally staged at London’s Hayward Gallery in 1983 (The Eastern Carpet in the Western World); and her presentation focuses on a group of artworks that all refer to the complex relationship between Oriental carpets and Western art.
These includes a series of carpets, tapestries and photograms (camera-less pictures made using photographic materials), and a video.
In her oeuvre Shannon Bool often blurs the boundaries between art and crafts, that is to say between art and material history.
Her work ‘re-activates’ archival and found imagery that takes new form and meaning once it is re-elaborated by the artist, often combining digital technology and ancient fabrication techniques.