This retrospective exhibition, from the artist’s personal collection and private and public collections nationally, spans five decades and features over 30 paintings (2 of which are in the Gallery’s permanent collection), a number of drawings, and a selection of sculptural time-pieces.
Opening Reception for this exhibition will be on Friday, May 24th from 5 to 7 pm. A talk and tour with the artist will take place on Saturday, June 1 at 1pm.
An exploration of memory through textile work made over four decades. Sandra Lou Weeks (nee Gailus) was born in Nanaimo in 1941 and died in Nanaimo in 2011. She was an avid observer and collector of culture, colour and art. From a practice rooted in feminism, she carried a strong sense of social justice, evident in her teaching, her friendships, and the body of work she created. Curated by her daughter, S. Lee Reidl, the exhibition includes quilts, sweater and woven blankets that illustrate the colour, influences and issues of our time. Also included is artwork from Weeks’ personal collection and a process based installation by Reidl as a response to her mother’s story.
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