Friday, August 5th from 2-6PM: Visitors are welcome to visit Tracey-Mae Chambers during installation to view the process and talk to the artist at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery.
The #hopeandhealingcanada project, created by Métis artist Tracey-Mae Chambers, consists of a series of site-specific art installations across Canada. Each installation is temporary and meticulously created by Chambers using red yarn that is crochet, knit, and tied. While the yarn symbolically reconnects a fractured society, the red represents blood, passion, anger, courage, and love.
This ongoing body of work is used to illustrate connections between Indigenous, Inuit, and Métis peoples with Canadians, while also broaching the subject of decolonization. The installation invites us to engage with the idea of connection, and how communities can move forward to heal and support one another through traumatic and life-altering events.
Once dismantled the work is returned to the artist so that it can be reworked and repurposed at another site somewhere in the country. Learn more by following #hopeandhealingcanada and visiting traceymae.com
For more information about the exhibit, please visit https://loom.ly/T2eJK1c