Part of How to Read a Vessel
September 10, 2021 – January 9, 2022
This exhibition is a collection of over 150 empty vessels; jugs, cans, bottles, and boxes, collected from women in food across Canada and the United States. In gathering the containers Ivy collects the stories and struggles of the cooks, bakers, food writers, restaurateurs, and servers who opened, emptied, and used them. She then lovingly enrobes them in crocheted vestments to hold the donor’s voiced realities in a brightly coloured, protective shield of craft.
How to Read a Vessel has been generously supported by:
Susan Busby, Louise Cooke, Jane Depraitere, Pam Lavery and Robert Redhead, and the Schreibers, Four Corners Group, Danyliw & Mann
Image Credit: Ivy Knight, Jugs & Cans, 2021. Bottle and yarn. Courtesy of the artist.