Chantel Mierau Three Chores

OPENING RECEPTION | Friday 12 April, 7:00 PM
EXHIBITION | 12 April – 24 May 2019

PLATFORM centre is pleased to present an exhibition from Winnipeg based artist Chantel Mierau. Three Chores runs from 12 April – 24 May, 2019. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday 12 April at 7 PM. The event is free and open to the public.

Using the visual vocabulary of housework and craft (especially craft involving yarn), Three Chores imagines three improbable or impractical work flows. Chantel Mierau turns naps into make-work projects, uses a crochet hook to create a plumbing problem, and lets other things that need doing go on way too long. Wool, silk, beeswax and hair are mishandled and over-handled in ways that magnify the failures of the artist’s body, and which rule out the possibility of any practical outcome.

This Gallery 2 exhibition will consist of three video works that each create tension and suspense within domestic actions. Every two weeks a new video will be shown – please see below for more details. The artist wishes to acknowledge the financial support of the Manitoba Arts Council.

CHORE 1 | 12 April – 25 April
CHORE 2 | 26 April – 9 May
CHORE 3 | 10 May – 24 May

Chantel Mierau is a Winnipeg-based artist originally from a farm near Saskatoon, SK/Treaty 6 Territory. She works in textiles, video, printmaking and performance which interrogate the Protestant work ethic of her Mennonite upbringing. She won’t invite you over because her house is messy. She holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba and is also the Finance & Administration Manager at aceartinc.