Fibre artist Susan Cain’s “Hybrids” runs May 8 – June 2 at the Circle Craft Shop & Gallery in Granville Island’s Net Loft. This exhibit will reveal human and animal forms that express a range of physicality and emotions as they explore their tribal loyalties and the effects of cross pollination. The figures and animals are hand constructed, made with appliquéd fabrics and mixed media.
Cain builds animals and figures from wood, wire, fabric and paint. She says, “My goal is to imbue my work with lively, intense energy, and to express psychological nuances through gestures and expressions.”
Susan Cain is a textile-based mixed media artist. After receiving a degree in English literature from New York University, she moved to San Francisco, where she studied textiles, and worked with a puppet company. Combining her interests in fabric-shaping, puppetry, myth and literature, she designed her first puppets. This led to interesting collaborations, and the beginning of a business. In 1980 Susan relocated to Hornby Island. Her work shifted and developed, influenced by the natural environment, and further studies in drawing, painting, and sculpture. She now divides her time between puppets and mixed media sculpture. She finds that the boundaries between them often merge and converse. She exhibits her work widely, and her puppets have travelled the world.
Fri, May 8 – Tues, June 5, 2009 | Daily 10 am – 7 pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7 from 6pm – 8pm
Circle Craft Shop & Gallery
1 – 1666 Johnston St., Net Loft Granville Island
tel  669 8021 | email@example.com | Admission: FREE
For information about other upcoming gallery exhibitions, visit: http://www.circlecraft.net/page398.htm