Cathryn Miller’s solo exhibition Square Dance was on view in the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery from January 16 to March 6, 2021. From the gallery:
This intricate and extraordinary exhibition, created solely from paper, relies on textile tradition to reinterpret and expand on how memory is held and shared. In their artist statement, Cathryn describes their interest in unusual ways of sharing memories and communicating — such as infographics, cryptography, and the artist’s own personal iconography that takes the place of traditional words and pictures.
From the artist’s statement:
The works in the exhibition are unified by the use of a single material — paper — and by the recurring use of the square as the primary design element. The use of paper rather than fabric allows the structures to expand into the third dimension, and to be seen without some of the emotional responses evoked by traditional textiles.
The artist’s talk:
Images of work in progress for the exhibition may be found on #SquareDanceYXE.