Exhibitions – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Exhibitions

In Someone Else’s Shoes

Solskin Brask

December 13, 2021 - January 29, 2022

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is pleased to introduce in someone elses shoes, an exhibition by Solskin Brask (SKE). The opening reception will take place on Thursday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Centre’s Loft.

in someone elses shoes is new, immersive work that seeks to explore the form and function of shoes and their relationship to a more fluid sense of identity, personhood and gender. Using slip-casting techniques to create sculptural ceramics, in someone else’s shoes speaks to the changing nature of personhood, which is shaped by, and in turn shapes, personal and social perceptions of cultural and aesthetic values.

Through this project, SKE explores the transformation for the shoe; translating them from a fibre object to one of clay and glass; transferring their function from footwear to that of a vase; transposing their form with that of a human bust.

in someone elses shoes will be displayed in the Centre’s Loft until January 29, 2022.

For more information, contact 902-270-7491 or INFO@CAPEBRETONCRAFT.COM.


Explorations

Shane Norrie

October 25 - December 1, 2021

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is pleased to introduce Explorations, a visual art exhibition by Shane Norrie. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the Centre’s Loft.

Ontario artist, Shane Norrie is a well-established clay artist, and a widely exhibited painter. His paintings frequently echo the signature organic, textural aesthetic of his ceramics. Ever evolving and experimenting, often his subject matter references local surroundings and familiar landscapes, while moving into the realm of abstraction.

From the first time Shane visited Cape Breton several years ago, he was instantly inspired by the rugged natural beauty of this special part of Canada. Shane feels that it is a place that he could visit for the rest of my life, and never run out of beautiful landscapes to interpret in his work.

Explorations will be displayed in the Centre’s Loft until December 1, 2021.

For more information, contact 902-270-7491 or INFO@CAPEBRETONCRAFT.COM.


Place in Perspective

Hélène Blanchet, Kristi Farrier & Alison Dean Cowitz

September 1 - October 16, 2021

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is pleased to introduce Place in Perspective, a textile exhibition by Hélène Blanchet, Kristi Farrier and Alison Dean Cowitz. The opening reception will take place on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the Centre’s Loft.

Place in Perspective is a collaboration between three textile artists and comprises art works that explore how places are imbued with meaning; be it through personal memories, defining events, or the landscape itself. It is a study of connection to place and how one’s experience of location can deepen an understanding of the landscape, of others, and of one’s self.

Place in Perspective will be displayed in the Centre’s Loft until October 16, 2021.

 

For more information, contact 902-270-7491 or INFO@CAPEBRETONCRAFT.COM.


WARNING! Not Safe for Human Consumption

Aleena Derohanian

July 19th - August 20th, 2021

WARNING! Not Safe for Human Consumption: A solo exhibition by Aleena Derohanian is the culminating exhibition of a nine-month-long jewellery residency hosted by the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design.

Aleena Derohanian’s work focuses on the concept of containment, using the forms of various vessels and boxes as a foundation of creation. With the intention of subverting the role of functionality, Derohanian’s art objects exist in a liminal space suspended between the functional and the inoperable.

This collection was made by drawing upon a wide range of material knowledge and skills, namely metalsmithing, mold making, and slush casting. Together, they merge cohesively into the intricate, multi-media pieces in this show.

Warning! Not Safe for Human Consumption will be on display at the Centre’s Loft from July 19 – August 20, 2021.

For more information, contact 902-270-7491 or INFO@CAPEBRETONCRAFT.COM.