Weaving with Paper Works by I-Chun Jenkins at the UNB Art Centre-FR
Stepping outside of the traditional weaving practice, the artist finds inspiration in repurposed magazines rather than traditional natural or synthetic fibres. This exhibit of finely crafted woven paper works features pages which are meticulously cut, sliced, woven, crocheted, or folded together to create images that have a personal resonance for the artist.
I-Chun Jenkins is an award-winning artist and a graduate of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design’s Textile studio where she was first introduced to hand dying and weaving techniques. Over time her focus changed as her love of glossy magazines and children’s illustrations became fused with her concern for the environment. Allowing her to channel her creative energy into this unique artform, Jenkins combines traditional techniques with contemporary materials to produce one-of-a-kind works of art.
The exhibit will be accompanied by a catalogue which features a short introduction by Susan Vida Judah, one ofJenkins's most influential teachers at NBCCD. Judah is herself a renowned fibre artist who served as the Head of the Textile and Weaving Studio at NBCCD (1985-1994) and who was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1989.
Between the Lines can be viewed online and it is hoped that the public will be able to view the works in the UNB Art Centre at Memorial Hall after Level 3 of the Government of New Brunswick’s COVID 19 Winter Plan is lifted.
The UNB Art Centre is located at Memorial Hall, 9 Bailey Drive, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. The galleries are open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays and during special events. Admission is free to members of the public; however, proof of vaccination and masks are required.
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