‘Metaphors in cloth and clay,’ a new exhibit at the Mennonite Heritage Gallery, Winnipeg, combines the individual and collaborative work of Winnipeg artists Ingrid Lincoln and Gaëtanne Sylvester. It challenges perceptions of the organic and metaphorical nature of cloth and clay. These two media mirror the organic nature of human DNA, with its great strength and delicacy. Two artists, one working primarily with textile and the other primarily with clay, unite to express their understanding and observations of life. By allowing the visual intricacies of textile to inspire them, Lincoln and Sylvester explore the seen and unseen implied in the sensual and organic nature of cloth and clay. Using these two historical media, they consider the notions of endurance, beauty, and decay as they relate to people’s lives. The exhibit runs until March 9, 2013.
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