Etta Sandry at the MFA Gallery

Open at every turn

Concordia University MFA Gallery, VA-102

Open Wednesday March 24 – Saturday March 27

12hr – 18hr and by appointment for drop-in and zoom visits

To visit in person, you must currently have access to the VA building (you can check through your student/staff portal), there will be 3 visitors allowed at a time and masks are mandatory.

Email to schedule an in-person or virtual visit, for more info, or help checking your campus access.

Materials, patterns, and forms carry meaning. Meaning inherent in their construction – in how the gridded interlacement of threads in a woven cloth is a fundamentally different structure than the cycling knit thread that loops upon itself – and meaning prescribed through their entanglements with history, politics, and use. Sampling and testing are essential in both textile and ceramic practices as ways to learn techniques, understand material interaction, and demonstrate outcomes. The work presented in Open at every turn considers the material sample as an apparatus, described by Karen Barad as “open-ended practices … perpetually open to rearrangements, rearticulations, and other reworkings.” This work is focused on the process of material sampling as a practice in practicing, in making, in knowing. Through use of metaphor and consideration of form, this research works with ceramic and fiber samples as ways for understanding and (re)shaping the world.

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