I set out to review the exhibition Max Liboiron: Trashscapes and Rubbish Topographies (see below) and found a link of virtual exhibitions at Touchstones Gallery in Nelson B.C. The exhibition Doukhobor Textiles caught my eye. I love old hearty textiles. The Doukhobors brought with them to this area great food (borsht and pirogies!!), great skill and great ideals and it is great to see their crafts being paid homage to, as it is well deserved. In these virtual exhibitions you are able to turn around the whole exhibition as it was in super entertaining and effective manner (like the screen shots above). So do peruse.
I ventured to Touchstones two weeks ago and found the exhibition Max Liboiron: Trashscapes and Rubbish Topographies charming and alarming. She has created landscapes from teabags and cardboard, created a miniature world that stages a space for reflection upon our very consumptions society. Don’t go in there thinking of some cheesy miniature wonder world like environment, because that is not what it is. It is rather, a show of how we are giants in our ways. You feel as if you could easily trample the landscape below and around you and it jars you into thinking how delicate nature can be and simultaneously sturdy. The show runs until April 10 so you have plenty of time to get to the Gallery, and I suggest you do so! If you’d rather just read some neat things about the exhibition, check out… The Nelson Star or the Nelson Daily!