August 4, 2017 - August 6, 2017

TRAD(E)ITIONS is a series of textile works that explore the origin of ‘exotic’ fruits and insects in North America. The exhibition compares and contrasts the nuances of (cultural) Tradition and (business) Trade of animals and plants with those of Diaspora that has been culturally traded and sold throughout herstory.

Compositionally, the works take direct inspiration from early Western botanical illustrators such as Michał Boym and Thomas van Rhee. In the same picturesque vein, the works will be displayed as “illustrated” flags and banners hanging from the ceiling and on the walls, accompanied by a sound piece that features noise and conversations between people and families at different parks in a village of La Guajira in Colombia, South America.

110 Main Street, Sackville, NB

Open Hours:
Friday, August 4: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, August 5: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, August 6: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Lido Pimienta (b.1986) is a Toronto-based Colombian born interdisciplinary artist-curator and musician. She has performed, exhibited, and curated around the world since 2002. Her work explores the politics of gender, race, motherhood, identity, and the construct of the Canadian landscape in the Latin American Diaspora and vernacular.

This exhibition is part of Sappyfest 12 and is presented collaboratively by the Owens Art Gallery, Sappyfest, and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre.