Jane Kidd: Tapestries

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Curiosities Pairing 1, woven tapestry mounted on wooden shelf, 66.5 x 56 x 10 cm. Collection of the artist. Photo: John Cameron

Through the act of weaving tapestries, Jane Kidd engages in a sensual process and uses a physical language to establish links with the viewer.  The renowned textile artist is a recipient of a 2016 Governor General’s Award for the Visual Arts.

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Land Sentence: Zoo, 2012, woven tapestry, 99 x 200 cm. Collection: Salt Spring Island Public Library. Photo: Janet Dwyer

According to Jennifer Salahub, a historian at the Alberta College of Art and Design, “Kidd emphatically demonstrates that issues central to much visual art practice today – including gender, identity, post-colonialism, economic justice and ethics – are relevant to contemporary tapestry, and by extension to all fine craft.”  See the Governor General’s Awards website, here

Incantation: the Senses, 2006, woven tapestry, 1.67 x 4 m. Collection: Capital Arts Building, Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Photo: John D. Dean

Incantation: the Senses, 2006, woven tapestry, 1.67 x 4 m. Collection: Capital Arts Building, Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Photo: John D. Dean

Parkland, 2000, woven tapestry, 5.5 x 2.4 m. Collection: Collicut Centre, Red Deer Alberta

Parkland, 2000, woven tapestry, 5.5 x 2.4 m. Collection: Collicut Centre, Red Deer Alberta

Jane Kidd’s website, here.

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