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September 10, 2019 - September 20, 2019

Vanessa Dion Fletcher: Curiosity and Quillwork

Hosted by Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University / Deaf Spectrum


100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Exhibition: September 10-20
Reception & artist talk: September 10 from 5-7 PM

Vanessa Dion Fletcher’s solo exhibition Curiosity and Quillwork demonstrates an appreciation for repetition and pattern-making using and diverging from traditional quillwork forms. As a mode of working through complicated limitations of colonial impacts, on language and limited access to traditional Indigenous knowledge. Dion Fletcher interacts with visual and creative means as a way of connecting to her ancestral relations and reclaiming her culture. The exhibition features three new works: Zigzag in twenty-nine parts (2019), a series of works on paper; Shifting Focus (2019), a microscopic digital video; and Advancing Colors (2019) a delicate installation of an ornate pattern that emulates the traditional practice of birch bark quillwork.

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ASL Interpretation provided for the artist talk on September 10. The exhibition includes work that can be touched. Wheelchair accessible venue. Ramp to enter the building. The Ada Slaight Gallery is located on the second floor. Elevator access. Curiosity and Quillwork is located in in room 225 of the Ada Slaight Gallery. Service animals welcome. Visit www.ocadu.ca/about/hours for hours of operation. OCAD University’s 100 McCaul Street location is accessible by the TTC via the Dundas Street Streetcar. The closest accessible TTC station is St. Patrick. Paid street and underground parking is available around the University.