Lest We Forget | Barb Hunt | Gallery 1
September 19 - November 15, 2013
...and the rocks knew us..., sea-worn quartz stones, taffeta, netting, thread, 2004-05.
My current work is about the devastation of war, using fabric worn from camouflage uniforms and camouflage patterns. In some works, I experiment with intentionally rough craftsmanship and forms as a way of depciting the insanity and absurdity of war. This is contrasted with other works of careful obsessive sewing that are abut the fragility and beauty of the human body. In this body of work, I am trying to balance the cruelty of war with my empathy for the soldier.
Constellation, fabric from Canadian peacekeeping uniforms worn in Bosnia, 2010.
Hunt has shown in both group and solo exhibitions across Canada and has been awarded residencies in Canada, Paris and Ireland. She has been the recipient of Canada Council grants, as well as the President's Award for Outstanding Research from Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she teaches in the Visual Arts Program at Grenfell campus.
Curated by Amber Andersen
folly, used army fatigues, thread, 2004.