THE MUMMERS PARTY: SUZEN GREEN
Location: Stride Project Room - Lower Level. 1004 Macleod Trail SE
Exhibition Dates: September 7 – October 5, 2012
Reception: Friday, September 7, 2012 at 8PM, - Artist in Attendance
Artist Talk: Saturday, September 15 at 3PM
THE MUMMERS PARTY combines theatrical staging with sculptural knitted installation in an invested exploration of cultural identity, folklore and craft practice. Referring to the traditional folk practice of mumming, a lively and often drunken affair made popular in Newfoundland & Labrador, the figures of THE MUMMERS PARTY are not rowdy, they are haunted. Pulling inspiration from David Blackwood’s iconic The Mummer’s Veil print works, this exhibition explores the tension between comfort and oddity, humour and unease - a sentiment commonly felt by those who have witnessed or experienced mumming first hand.
SUZEN GREEN is a Newfoundland-born visual artist based in Calgary. Interested in craft history and cultural identity, her textiles-focused art practice also includes performance, video, installation and drawing. She holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art + Design and an MFA from Concordia University.
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