Rael Lockwood: Love, Loss and Moving On
WHEN: Now until Fri, Feb 3, 2016
Opening Reception: Weds, Feb 1, 2016
WHERE: Marion Nicoll Gallery, ACAD
Love, Loss and Moving On presents handmade cloth and ceramic objects associated with home, love, and intimacy. It highlights the small details of the complicated relationships we experience throughout our lives with people.
The ideas presented are related to personal memories, objects as archives of those memories, and the feelings associated with mending when possible, and letting go when necessary. Memories are established by our proximity to loved ones, lost loves, and ourselves. Love, Loss and Moving On glances at individual memories of the artist, and shows her acknowledgment that memory is understood on an individual, cultural, and social level, making it a connective phenomenon that can resonate with everyone.
These objects create a framework for personal connections of love, loss, and moving forward in life; experiences in every aspect of our daily lives.
Rael Lockwood is a Canadian textile and slow cloth enthusiast currently residing in Calgary Alberta. She is currently completing a B.FA. at the Alberta College of Art+Design, majoring in Fibre. Her work incorporates traditional techniques with contemporary design aesthetics to create garments and textiles for the home.