Trace Nelson

This exhibition opens on Friday, February 3rd, 7:00–9:00 PM
Exhibition runs through Saturday, February 18th, 2017.
Gallery Hours:
Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 4 pm,
or by appointment.

Trace Nelson’s exhibition will be closing on Saturday, February 18th, 3 to 5 pm. This is when she will be giving her Artist Talk as well as including the live performance and action video.

“Microfauna” is an installation incorporating video viewing stations and mural drawings with textile sculptural elements. The sculptural elements were made using hand-fabricated textile forms, and craft methods such as needle felting and upholstery. Nelson’s videos “Florabundus” and “Nature Textures” will be playing on loops in the video viewing stations. The drawn mural images on the gallery walls use imagery from Nelson’s bank of modified microbiological reference material drawings. On the closing day, Saturday, February 18, Nelson will give an artist talk and there will be a performance with wearable sculptures.

Artist Bio:
Trace Nelson
 is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Victoria, BC. She has exhibited her work in Canada, the U.S., and Europe, and has worked as an art educator for the past 15 years, teaching at Concordia University and the Vancouver Island School of Art. While living in Montreal, she worked at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Nelson creates sculptural objects by disassembl­ing found materials associated with craft and the home, at the same time investigating traditional gender roles. She reassembles and reconfigures furniture items and household appliances, using video animation and reclaimed textiles to create new meanings in the form of hybrid objects. She holds an BFA and MFA from Concordia University.

Visit Trace Nelson’s website at tracenelson.com

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