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Feb. 2nd until April 11th, 2024

Tuesdays to Saturdays – 10am – 4pm

Cowichan Public Art Gallery, 126 Ingram Street, Duncan

contact: info@cowichangallery.ca

** Meet the artist: Gloria will be in the Gallery
from 12 noon to 2:00 pm
every Saturday until March 9th.

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Art Cafe Talk with Gloria in the Gallery: Feb. 24, 1:00 to 2:00 pm
RSVP to info@cowichangallery.ca

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a Stitch in Time: textile art by Gloria S. Daly

a Stitch In Time presents the work of Gloria S. Daly, who skillfully comments
with fabric, needle, and thread on the overarching narrative of the Japanese people’s past and present experiences.

Her works in the Snow Country series Kimono give a visual “voice” to the ancient Edo or Tokugawa period (1603-1868) in which the Japanese Art Craft of Boro (reworked/repaired textiles) was first stitched. Musashi the quilted work that portrays the bird’s-eye-view-like the paintings of The Tale of Genji, also known as Genji Monogatari, a classic work of Japanese literature written by lady-in-waiting, Murasaki Shikibu, in the 11th century. Even as she visualizes the bygone world of ladies-in-waiting,

Daly articulates the truths surrounding Diaspora, the internment of men, women, and children during World War II here in BC. Through her work we seem to hear the inspired image whispering those aesthetic principles that concern the nature and appreciation of beauty, especially of visual art.

The stories chosen are told in textiles, a method used in western art for thousands of years, and that includes such diverse works as the eleventh-century, 70-metre Bayeaux Tapestry and the late fifteenth-century Lady and the Unicorn series of six tapestries in the mille-fleurs style. These works were important tools in the teaching of cultural insights for the educated as well as the non-educated people of their times. The works in this exhibition also play a role as teaching tools, because they, too, are powerful visual “pages” for the public to experience in this current global time of racism, national and international conflict, religious prejudice, and political unrest.

Combining the traditional quilt format with innovative twenty-first century mark-making and hand embroidery, Daly explores contemporary themes through her embroidery. As a storyteller her goal is to create thought-provoking visual dialogue with her viewers.

– Jock Hildebrand, CPAG President

click here to visit Gloria’s website: studiogart.ca

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The exhibition

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Video: Detained Denied Displaced

Gloria S. Daly – Detained Denied Displaced

Artist Gloria S. Daly speaks about her artwork at the Stories of Migration exhibition, a joint collaboration between SAQA and The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum in Washington, DC, USA.

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The reception

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Art Cafe Talk

photos by Alison Russel

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Mix and Mingle, Mar. 6 / Duncan Chamber of Commerce

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About the Cowichan Public Art Gallery (CPAG)

Founded in 2017, CPAG is working to build a world-class art gallery in the town of Duncan in the Cowichan Valley. Once completed, the Gallery will welcome exhibitions from British Columbia, Canada and the world — including engagement and educational events for the public. In the meantime, CPAG has an annual exhibition program enhancing and expanding arts and cultural opportunities for everyone. More than 400 individuals have signed our petition in favour of the project and it enjoys support from all levels of government. CPAG is a registered charity.