Le Centre pour tous les Canadiens
Woods Apr9-15, Wed Apr 11, 2012, 3:06:59 PM, 16C, 8000x10108, (0+396), 100%, Repro 2.2 v2, 1/40 s, R48.6, G18.6, B33.3

CODES SECRETS– Courtepointes créées et inspirées par les communautés noires de la Nouvelle-Écosse

Woods Apr9-15, Wed Apr 11, 2012, 3:06:59 PM, 16C, 8000x10108, (0+396), 100%, Repro 2.2 v2, 1/40 s, R48.6, G18.6, B33.3

Codes secrets présente les traditions de courtepointe des 40 communautés noires de la Nouvelle-Écosse des cent dernières années. Cette version étendue de l’exposition originales de 2012, œuvres de 24 courtepointières vivantes et décédées, principalement noires, illustre les usages qu’on a fait des courtepointes : couvertures décoratives, en tant que codes secrets pour fuir l'esclavage, en tant que documents sur l'histoire de la communauté et de la famille, en tant que célébrations des femmes noires et de la culture noire, et de plus en plus en tant que tableaux de création artistique vivante.

Karen Henry du Quilt Canada National Committee les a décrites comme étant les plus belles courtepointes qu’elle a vues dans tout le Canada; les courtepointes de Codes secrets ajoutent un nouveau chapitre vibrant et captivant à la scène artistique canadienne contemporaine.

Commissaire, David Woods
Organisée par The Black Artists Network of Nova Scotia (BANNS) et The Vale Quilters of New Glasgow
Marilyn Brannan (New Glasgow), Myla Borden (New Glasgow), Edith Colley (East Preston), Honey Cain (North Preston), Anja Clyke (Dartmouth), Heather Cromwell (New Glasgow), Bolivia Czernon (North Preston), Sara Lea Donovan (Ottawa), Frances Dorrington (New Glasgow), Marlene Dorrington (New Glasgow), Rosella Fraser (North Preston), Laurel Francis (Pincher Creek, Alberta), Cass Gero (Monastery), Pearl Glasgow (East Preston), Andrea Tsang Jackson (Halifax), Debra Jordan (New Glasgow), Susan Lawrence (Upper Big Tracadie, Antigonish), Helen Morrison (Weymouth), Shirley MacKenzie (Pictou), Melinda Patterson (Winnipeg, Manitoba), Sharon Robart-Johnson (Greenville, Yarmouth), Alfreda Smith (North Preston), Annie Whalen (New Glasgow), Vale Quilters (New Glasgow). Peintres : Justin Augustine (Halifax), Letitia Fraser (Halifax), Shawn Skeir (Toronto, anciennement de Halifax)

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