Sacred DNA: Family and Icons

Friday, November 24, 2017
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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by Tracy Fehr

"My artistic practice in thread, textiles, ceramics and mixed media explore themes of identity, spirituality, gender and transformation. This most recent work references religious iconography from early Mediaeval, Coptic and non-Christian traditions in embroidery and textiles. The ceramic work represents a personal archeological excavation of my Indigenous ancestry, which has uncovered a well of deeply concealed thoughts, habits, possibilities, potential and spiritual/emotional holdings. Sacred DNA: Family and Icons is an intimate story of roots, culture and worship.

For more information see CANVASs Vol. XX, #6

Tracy Fehr is a mixed media artist who enjoys working in clay and thread. She has been making art all of her life but went back to school to study art at the University of Manitoba and graduated with a BFA three years ago. Tracy explores themes of identity, domesticity and spirituality in her work and draws from her rich Metis and Mennonite heritage for inspiration.

See Work as Prayer/Prayer as Work, another exhibit running at the same time.

For more information see CANVASs Vol. XX, #6