Photo by William Eakin.
"The Singing Bone (front and back views)"
Willow Rector, "The Singing Bone (front and back views)," 2013, hand embroidery on Arctic fox pelt, 28’’ x 14.5’’ x 8’’.
Winnipeg artist Willow Rector embroiders animal pelts as she explores how identity relates to desire, sexuality and cultural narratives. “The sharp juxtaposition of the animal pelts and embroidered allusions to iconic Group of Seven paintings creates a deliberate tension between the ugly and the beautiful, the feared and the familiar, the abject and the iconic,” she says.
Sept. 11 to Nov. 8, 2014 at Gallery 1C03 at the University of Winnipeg.