Kasie Campbell: Matrilineal Threads


Kasie Campbell in collaboration with Ginette Lund, At Risk crocheted costume, 2016-18, dimensions: 5’7” (photo: The Works Art and Design Festival)

Kasie Campbell / Matrilineal Threads

ARTSPLACE Gallery, Annapolis Royal
September 25 – October 30, 2021

Yarn is definitely not a conventional material for sculpture unless you’re Alberta’s Kasie Campbell. “Matrilineal Threads” is both a performative and sculptural installation coming to ARTSPLACE, and created by Campbell in collaboration with her late mother, Ginette Lund. Consisting of large yarn sculptures, the work explores Campbell’s relationship with her mother and examines the links between gender, craft, domesticity and tradition.

Working distantly from Edmonton and Grande Prairie, the duo used thread, yarn, nylon, batting, and textiles as a way to embrace Lund’s aptitude for crochet.

The exhibit is comprised of eight, large, free-standing sculptures and a series of sweaters. Some of these are typically objects of comfort made by those we love, like a blanket or a sweater—they are functional and warm.

Ginette Lund battled lupus for 35 years, and worked tirelessly with Campbell, determined to continue despite her pervasive cancer and carpal tunnel in both hands.

“If that isn’t a testament to womens’ strength and the power of art, I don’t know what is.” Campbell considers herself lucky to have collaborated on this project with her mother, and is proud that Lund’s name will tour beside her own.

Kasie Campbell is an award-winning visual artist working on Treaty 6 Territory. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Sculpture at the University of Alberta. Campbell has exhibited her work throughout Canada and internationally at Grounds for Sculpture (south of NYC), Mana Contemporary in Hamilton, NJ, Mana Contemporary in Chicago, IL, New York City at the Westbeth Gallery, Viljandi, Estonia and more recently is a part of an upcoming group show titled “The Scene” at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

The exhibition is supported through Edmonton Arts Council and the City of Edmonton, Canada Council for the Arts and the Province of Nova Scotia.

ARTSPLACE is a public Art Gallery that is operated by the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council, a registered non-profit, charitable, community organization dedicated to encouraging and promoting the arts. Supported through the Province of Nova Scotia and the Canada Council for the Arts.

ARTSPLACE Gallery is located at 396 St. George Street in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

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