Anne J Steves
This exhibition opens on Friday, Nov. 7th, 7:00–9:00 PM
Exhibition runs through Sunday, Nov. 23rd, 2014
Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 4 pm,
or by appointment.
Artist Talk — Sunday, Nov. 15th, 2 pm
“the horizon of her mind was limited by the mountain”
is a phrase taken from the novel The Cleft by the recently deceased Doris Lessing. It is also the title for Anne J Steves solo exhibition at Xchanges, Victoria. In a new series of collage and fabric works, Anne examines notions of home as the first metaphorical mountain that we must see beyond. The work in this exhibition grew out of a three-month residency in her home country of Wales where she engaged with the Welsh blanket as a symbol of comfort and smothering, activism and inertia. Her work continues to explore an ever-changing understanding of the relationship between identity and place, through craft aesthetics.
Anne J Steves is a visual artist working primarily through drawing and thread-based media. Born and raised in Wales, Anne made British Columbia her home in 2000 and has since received her BFA from Emily Carr University and her MFA from the University of Victoria. Anne has shown her work in Canada and the UK.