Group Exhibition
5 February–15 May 2022

Tau Lewis features in 'Awakening: seeing beyond the frame'

Musée d’art de Joliette, Québec, Canada

'Awakening: seeing beyond the frame', is a group presentation that explores the frame as a material and conceptual device that designates the limits of a subject, power, or identity. Through photography, sculpture, performance, textiles, collage, and video, artists Lorna Bauer, Marie-Claire Blais, Nadège Grebmeier Forget, Alicia Henry, Tau Lewis, Michaëlle Sergile, and Eve Tagny each uniquely defy prescribed norms and conventions. Their works shift perspectives to engage with what lies beyond the frame, resisting the constraints that define the mental and physical spaces of those who identify as women.

The presentation includes ‘Opus’ by Tau Lewis, a large-scale installation described by the artist as ‘the power source of consciousness’ of a fictional realm defined by abundance, safety, and justice. Hand-stitched using recycled materials and found objects, this labour-intensive work honours traditional practices of art making.

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