Catherine’s piece Lists of Life is part of the exhibition Who’s Your Mother? Women Artists of P.E.I., 1964 to the Present that opened last night at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.
One of the unanticipated delights of the piece is that, because it’s suspended over the opening at the edge of the second floor gallery that looks down to the first floor, it dances in reaction to the air currents flowing through the building. No more so was this evident than when the formalities of the opening were happening immediately underneath it: the piece jiggled and swayed every time the audience applauded or the speakers spoke.
The other unanticipated aspect of the piece is how it casts shadows on the wall behind it:
The piece consists of of a set of lists, stitched on netting, which are suspending inside a ethereal fabric room: