Cape Breton-based interdisciplinary artist Laura Bucci is in the Corridor Gallery this month showing four hand-stitched textile panels, which are a contemplative reflection on eudaimonia (happiness or well-being). The artist considers this textile work to be the first phase of a larger project that would eventually develop to include a participatory component. See Eudaimonia in the Corridor Gallery until February 27.
Of the work, Bucci states:
Eudaimonia, an old Greek philosophical term, is commonly translated as happiness or welfare, well-being, human flourishing or prosperity. 2300 years ago the Stoics contemplated this question and today many of us are still in search of the answer. I began contemplating my answer by engaging in, and recording my routines for a year in 2017. The following year I began hand-stitching my data set, and thus through dedicated hand work I continued to contemplate my answer to eudaimonia. These hand-stitched pieces represent a personal research phase of the project; my hope is to continue the next phase in collaboration with the community.
Laura Bucci is an interdisciplinary artist working with interventions and printed matter. She studied fine arts in 1992 at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. Her work attempts to disrupt the everyday and to make connections with the public through planned and chance encounters. She has exhibited at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, the Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Exposure Gallery and Britannia Art Gallery in Vancouver, and most recently at Parking Spot Projects, a temporary Vancouver artist-run space. Many projects have occurred mostly in the public space. Laura recently moved from Vancouver to Cape Breton and is exploring her relational art practice in her new community.
Located inside the Visual Arts Nova Scotia office at the Halifax Seaport since 2000, the Corridor Gallery is complimented by a historical legacy of Nova Scotia culture, simple yet modern architectural elements and an array of current cultural activity in the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia office. The Corridor Gallery is located at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia and is open Monday through Friday, 9:30am – 5pm.
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