I KNOW ABOUT LOTS OF THINGS I’VE NEVER SEEN. AND SO DO YOU. at the Kamloops Art Gallery
- Presented By: Kamloops Art Gallery
- Dates: April 22-30 2023
- Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Location: Kamloops Art Gallery
- Address: 465 Victoria St #101, Kamloops, BC
- Time: Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:00 pm, Thursday 10 a.m. to 8:00 pm
- Price: Members FREE, Students & Children FREE, Adults $5, Families $10, Seniors (ages 62+) $3, Groups of 10 or more $3, Thursdays FREE generously sponsored by BCLC.
Experience art made from the body with Vancouver-based artist Zoe Kreye’s immersive installation.
Kreye invites viewers to trust their instincts and embrace their internal knowledge through colorful fabric and sculptural objects at Kamloops Art Gallery.
I know about lots of things I’ve never seen. And so do you. invites us to trust our internal knowledge. Vancouver-based artist Zoe Kreye’s work is created through a studio practice informed by politicized somatics which grounds the artist in her body and allows her to connect with creative forces informed by her bodily sensations. Stretching canvas across the floor, Kreye uses ink to trace her bodily sensations, repeating and expanding the movement, creating rippling line drawings on rolls of 100-metre canvas. She creates repeated line patterns by sensing where her body wants to go in that moment, using her body to make the mark. Kreye uses exercises from dance, performance, therapy, and bodywork to refine her intuitive impulses that guide her movement and methods in the studio.
Designed specifically for the Kamloops Art Gallery’s space, an installation of fabric and sculptural objects forms arches, passageways, and cave entrances based on painted gestures that encapsulate the whole body. This fabric forms colourful, immersive spaces, including a hammock that invites visitors to rest and feel. I know about lots of things I’ve never seen. And so do you. recognizes the instinctive knowledge that we each bring to a gallery space and creates a space of reverence, offering the potential for transformative experiences into daily life.
Zoe Kreye is a full-time artist and mother currently living in Vancouver, the unceded, traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. Kreye’s lineage is of white Northern European ancestry (German, British, Scottish, Scandinavian) and western art historical, spiritual, and educational values. Her work seeks to unlearn the myths of separation and supremacy that uphold these legacies.
Curated by Charo Neville, Curator, Kamloops Art Gallery