HandiWERK! The Craft & Art of Drag
Co-curated with Kailey Bryan
August 23 – September 29, 2019
The Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador Gallery, St. John’s, NL.
" Draft and craft praxes share a bedrock: Resourcefulness. Reinvention. Resilience. Drag by its nature is constituted by a “too much”ness.; contemporary craft pushes form and function to their brink. In HandiWERK! six craft artists and three drag performers were asked to create collaborative visions at the intersection of utility and artifice; craft and camp. What manifested are dynamic works of art and performance that straddle the worlds of craft and fine art, high and low brow, object and body." ( Kailey Bryan - see full curatorial essay here)
Cara Kansala - Fit for a Queen Hand-painted, mixed media chair
James Stenson Bespoke Identity ^ 6 Porcelain, Japanese glass beads, hand-stained nylon, embroidery floss
Jason Ross Sellars English Rose and Filigree