Presented by Larry Weyand, and offered though the AGB
Inspired by Maritime “hook-ins,” where– similar to quilting bees– people gather to work on hooked rugs as a social outlet and vehicle for collaboration, artist Larry Weyand will help youth create small hooked mats that reflect on personal memories and milestones. Their hooked mats will be integrated into his upcoming exhibition, Peeling the Sticker Off an Overripe Pear at the Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB).
Larry Weyand is a performance artist and rug hooker whose work defies the established properties of traditional floor decor and domesticity. Fueled by the complex history of processed foods and emotional trauma, Larry investigates how hard-to-swallow narratives can occupy space within the soft, fluffy boundaries of textile-based craft. Larry is now a visiting professor in Fibres & Textiles at Memorial University’s Grenfell campus in their new home in Newfoundland.
March 31 to April 28, 2021
6:15 – 7:30 p.m.
Age: 13 to 20 years