Stretch by Megan Slater
Stride +15 Window -Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts
205 8th Ave SE
Exhibition: June and July 2013
Reception: Thursday, July 18, 2013. 6pm - 7pm at the Epcor Centre
Refreshments to follow at Wine-Ohs: 811 1st Street SW
Stretch is a three-dimensional installation that investigates the relationship of construction and deconstruction. The act of sewing nylon under tension pulls the material to its limits. Eventually, it can no longer withstand the strain and shreds itself, starting at the weakest point. This cycle is continuous; repairing a flaw creates another, until there is nothing left but the scars created by the thread. This constant reparation-disintegration process poses the question of when to stop trying to fix the imperfection and accept it for what it is.
Megan Slater recently completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fibre from the Alberta College of Art + Design. Her main studio practice focuses on ideas of tension, restriction and loss. She utilizes the material qualities of nylon to communicate her ideas.
The Stride Art Gallery Association
1004 MacLeod Trail SE
Calgary AB T2G 2M7
Stride is open to the public from 11 AM - 5 PM, Tuesday – Saturday.
Admission is free and all are welcome.