Latcham Art Centre inspires the community to engage with visual art through exhibitions of contemporary art and education programs.
Vanessa Dion Fletcher: Relative Gradient
Open: Friday, August 25 – Saturday, October 14, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, August 25 | 7 PM – 9 PM
Artist Talk: Thursday, September 21 | 7 PM – 9 PM
Vanessa Dion Fletcher is Lenape and Potawatomi neurodiverse artist; her family is from Eelūnaapèewii Lahkèewiitt (displaced from Lenapehoking) and European settlers. Relative Gradient includes recent work that expands the possibilities of contemporary quillwork. She transforms this surface embroidery technique into textile design and vinyl imagery, playing with geometric shapes and repeating patterns. Taken together, these works build on Vanessa’s continued exploration of what it means to live in an Indigenous, gendered body with a neurodiverse mind.
Image: Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Rectangular Prism, 2022.
Continuous Memory: Max Lupo and José Andrés Mora
Open: Friday, October 20 – Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, October 20 | 7 PM – 9 PM
Max Lupo and José Andrés Mora explore the power and playfulness of words using technology. Mora’s videos and prints open up conversations about memory, cultural hybridity, and assimilation while highlighting the intimacy of language. Lupo reprograms obsolete devices, like typewriters and rotary phones, to reveal personal stories and machine-made wisdom. Taken together, the works in Continuous Memory ask us to consider what is required to give meaning to language, and how that meaning can change as our relationships to words shift.