16 Aug

Regeneratus at Seymour Art Gallery

I thought I’d share a few photos of the work by Michelle Sirois Silver and Katherine Soucie in their show Regeneratus at Seymour Gallery in Deep Cove. My friend Amanda and I visited on Sunday, and also listened in on a panel discussion about the work.

Regeneratus: works by Michelle Sirois Silver and Katherine Soucie

Work by Michelle Sirois Silver

Regeneratus: works by Michelle Sirois Silver and Katherine Soucie

Work by Michelle Sirois Silver

Innovation and the transformation of waste materials are at the core of this exhibition, which includes five hand-hooked art pieces and two installations: Raisons D’etres, a series of wrapped sewing machines and Hosiery Wall, a site specific installation using 150 lbs of hand-dyed waste hosiery. The works all incorporate discarded materials from the manufacturing process of Soucie’s clothing line. Bound by a shared passion for fibre as a medium, the artists also share a philosophy that challenges our notions about garbage.

Regeneratus: works by Michelle Sirois Silver and Katherine Soucie

Installation by Katherine Soucie

Regeneratus: works by Michelle Sirois Silver and Katherine Soucie

Installation by Katherine Soucie

Regeneratus: works by Michelle Sirois Silver and Katherine Soucie

Installation by Katherine Soucie

This Sunday, Michelle will be in the gallery demonstrating her craft from 11am to 2pm. The exhibition closes on Saturday August 26th, so don’t miss out.

© Rachael Ashe