Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Sarah Maloney’s Pleasure Ground: A Feminist Take on the Natural World
October 19, 2023 - January 21, 2024
Second Floor Gallery
Sarah Maloney. Pleasure Grounds (detail), 2019. Installation, bronze, 15 pieces. Collection of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
Sarah Maloney reconsiders Western history and culture through a feminist lens. Using natural, botanical, and bodily forms as references to gender, pleasure, desire, and power, her practice investigates the nature of what is “constructed.” Working across a variety of media ranging from embroidery to bronze, Maloney challenges ideas of “women’s work,” craft, and artistic labour. This exhibition features artworks created over the past several decades, charting her development as an artist.
About the artist: Sarah Maloney
Sarah Maloney, RCA, holds an MFA from the University of Windsor and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She is the recipient of numerous grants, and has been part of group and solo shows across Canada. Her works are held in the collections of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and the Department of Foreign Affairs, among others. In 2012, she was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. She is a recipient of the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council Established Artist Recognition Award.