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Meredith Carruthers on "Ana Rewakowicz : Dressware and Other Inflatables"

(Written 28 November 2007)

Leisure wishes to announce the launch of the Ana Rewakowicz catalogue Dressware and Other Inflatables, edited by Gaëtane Verna published by the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University. This 100 page catalogue includes texts by Craig Buckley, Cynthia Imogen Hammond, Gaëtane Verna, and Leisure’s own Meredith Carruthers

Please join us at the Olivieri bookstore of The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Wednesday December 5th from 6-8pm to celebrate the completion of the catalogue.

Ana Rewakowicz, a multidisciplinary artist born in Poland of Ukrainian parents, has been living in Canada since 1988. This first monograph on her work explores her questioning of identity as expressed through clothing and habitation. In contrast to the stable mass of monumental sculpture and architecture, her costumes and structures are an air-filled, mobile art form concerned with places and the people that activate them. Incorporating materials such as rubber, polyurethane, reversible foil, fans and solar panels, Rewakowicz harnesses technology to build intimate public experiences and fashions based on function and traveling interiors. Just as the artist has lived her own personal diaspora, her art crosses into many dicsiplines including invention, design, performance and relationism. In English and French.

Vicky Chainey Gagnon, Curator
Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University
2600 College Street, Sherbrooke, QC J1M 0C8
t. (819) 822-9600 ext. 2687
e. gallery@ubishops.ca
w. www.ubishops.ca/artgallery.htm

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