to the artists, designers and craftspeople who think I call their work kitsch... this is NOT the case, it refers to my own work

Nov 4, 2008

Nadia Myre - multi-disciplinary visual artist

Our very last morning in Canada, an unexpected but strong experience : Meeting Nadia Myre in her studio and visiting the ongoing exhibition of some of her works.


artist Nadia Myre in her impressive studio

installation artist - she uses the traditional techniques of her people in contemporary artworks


8 of the 56 pages of the Indian Act
The pages are beaded over with glass beads by over 230 people.
more pictures and the artist's statement : http://www.nadiamyre.com/indian%20act.html


part of the installation Wood of desire

The Distance Between Us

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a participatory work in progress


during the exhibition visitors can participate in the project by sharing their experience with scars on a numbered stretched canvas. A written explanation about the individual work accompanies the finished piece.

already over 400 people contributed to the project.

I was not going to leave the room without participating in the scar project. Very little time to think about the idea, hardly any time for the execution, but glad I took the time to join in ...
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These are just a few of the many impressive works and I'd love to see the future exhibition of the pieces she's working on now.
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We delivered the rented car at the airport not one minute too early - not one minute too late. Excellent timing. And I left Canada with an experience I won't forget; the very brief meeting with Nadia Myre left an imprint on my soul. (explanation in yesterday's post).


2 comments:

Wim said...

That participatory thing in the scar project is very interesting, would like to see yours.

hildA said...

I did make a picture of my piece, but since I had so little time to think about it and to execute it ... well, let's say it is a work in progress; as a wound - not yet healed - is a work in progress too. It refers to non physical scars, some never heal.