Friday, December 29, 2006

Joyce Wieland

In my November 29 post, I complained that it was near to impossible to find any images of Canadian artists in art history books. This coment was in reference to Linda Nochlin's famous question "Why have there been no great women artists?" Let it be known that there are Canadian artists, and one of the great ones is Joyce Wieland. Joyce was one of three jurors for an Ontario Craft exhibition I entered in the early 90's with Redbook (pictured). Joyce Wieland (1931-1998)continues to inspire me because the subject matter and choice of media in her artwork celebrates being female. Very importantly, Joyce Wieland made quilts that hang in the national gallery of Canada.

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