Rebecca Belmore, Thin Red Line 2009
66 men's suit jackets stuffed with sand, a red thread stitched down each back, stacked to form a barracade.
An immediate and elegiac correlation between the human body and the earth.
Luanne Martineau, Parasite Buttress 2005, wool roving, needle felt, mattress foam.
The process of thatching raw wool and building it up with a serated needle is feminine and agressive.
It was fantastic to spend new years eve (afternoon) with the current exhibition "It is what it is" (recent Canadian acquistions) at our national gallery.
The Ottawa Citizen review is here.