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Artist Valerie Carew

Bio

Valerie Carew, she/her (Toronto, Ontario) is an interdisciplinary artist who explores human/land relationships through performance, body based sculpture, installation,painting and fibre craft practice. Immersive role-play and biomimicry are combined with sculpture and textile craft to express experiences with land and identity. Valerie's sculptural works are designed for interplay and physical contact with the human body. She incorporates nostalgia, myth-making and material transformation to imagine a greater connection to the wild through art.

Statement

Engagement with land is a big motivation in my artwork. I make textile wearables and engage with natural environments using immersive role-play. I am interested in exploring the "what ifs" in art making, and try to use the language of rug fabrication and textile craft to communicate memories and human experience. My family history and relationships with land are rooted in the settler cultures of Newfoundland and New Brunswick, Canada. Hand hooking rugs is a part of the fabric of these cultures. Traditional methods of rug making, such as material reuse, storytelling and folklore are referenced and re-configured in my contemporary practice.

 

 

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  • One Last Jump
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  • STONE MIX Brooch Pin Set/ Boutonniere Lapel Pin
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  • The Deep Dark Wood
    The Deep Dark Wood, Oil Painting by Valerie Carew
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  • Blue Bird Salt and Pepper Shakers
    Blue Bird Salt & Pepper Shakers, Oil Painting by Valerie Carew
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  • Kitsch Convergence
    Kitsch Convergence, Oil Painting by Valerie Carew
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  • The Run
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