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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Careless Remnants Opening Reception

Careless Remnants Opening ReceptionSaturday, January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: L. E. Shore Memorial Library & Gallery

The Opening of Careless Remnants has been postponed till further notice.

Show runs December 30, 2017 - January 31, 2018

"I am a multi-media sculptor, interested in exploring a variety of media including fibres and traditional sculptural materials. My focus is primarily on objects, the stories they tell, and the emotions or memories they elicit. Patterns also interest me; I enjoy using them due to their repetitive, beautiful nature.

My work is primarily socially focused, on a variety of themes. It is important to me to use my work to ‘shine a light in dark corners’, to highlight issues I feel require discussion and attention. I do this via symbolism, use of media, and sometimes humour. My influences are current affairs and history as it relates to my community.  Topics range from the environment and women’s issues, to the more obscure, such as personal health concerns. 

The title of this exhibit is ‘Careless Remnants’ which refers to the negative effects of human activity left behind on the earth. Often, but not always, these effects are unintentional. They are usually ugly, cause the earth harm, and are regretful consequences of human action. ‘Take only photos; leave only footprints’ is a commonly known phrase related to healthy stewardship of the planet. This exhibit looks at the consequences of actions that do NOT adhere to this principle. I am interested in how these actions impact the earth and the community of humans who inhabit it. I find this topic to be strangely appealing due to its ugliness, and timely, necessitating that these effects be halted or reversed.

In general, although not exclusively, I prefer to have some form of fibre component to the objects that I create. Fibres, (clothing, baskets), are familiar to the viewer and are a humanizing material. In the case of this exhibit, I am using the juxtaposition of the cold, abject reality of the harm created with the warmth, comfort, and familiarity of fibres. Stewardship of the land used to be matriarchal in nature, many ages ago. The fibres speak to the femininity of this time, and the hope that we could once again treat the land with respect."

Fiona Legg              https://www.facebook.com/FionaLeggArtist        http://www.fionalegg.com

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