Get hooked at our Community Hook-in with visual artist, Larry Weyand!
Larry Weyand is a rug hooker whose mats defy the established properties of traditional floor decor. Fueled by food, oral history, creative writing and emotional trauma, Larry investigates how hard-to-swallow narratives can occupy space within the soft, fluffy boundaries of wool-based craft.
As a big fan of the phrase ‘healing through making’, Larry spent most of their free time last year teaching weekly fine art and craft classes at the Naomi Centre, an emergency shelter for women aged 16-30 in St. John’s. Larry is now a visiting professor at Memorial University’s Grenfell campus in the Visual Arts program.
Larry’s work is part of the exhibition, Loops to Live By, which weaves a story of rug hooking in Canada, focusing on contemporary developments and traditional practices in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Loops to Live By can be found in the art gallery on Level 4.
Image credit: Larry Weyand. Grandmaman. 2018. Briggs & Little yarn, burlap, aluminum screen, puff paint, plastic. 94 x 109.2 cm. Courtesy of the Artist.
Where: Level 3
Cost: Included With Admission
Jan 31, 2020 - 18:00Location
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