Friday, August 25 – Sunday, October 15, 2023
Latcham Art Centre – 2 Park Dr.
Vanessa Dion Fletcher is a Lenape and Potawatomi neurodiverse artist; her family is from Eelūnaapèewii Lahkèewiitt (displaced from Lenapehoking) and European settlers. Relative Gradient includes recent works that expand 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.
The artist would like to acknowledge the support of the Toronto Arts Council, The Canada Council for the Arts, and the UBC Okanagan Indigenous Arts Intensive. The artist would also like to thank Matthew Walker of Sculptural Trades Inc. for their work fabricating Relative Saturation.