mother and child
Mindy Yan Miller
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Saturdays only: 1 to 4pm, May 6– May 21, 2016
Or by appointment.

Opening: Friday May 6, 7 to 10pm

Yan Miller’s work has long related to the body, and often engaged clothing, skin, or hair in monumental temporary installations. mother and child marks the beginning of a studio based practice, while sharing the spiritual and philosophical underpinnings that have defined her work for more than 3 decades. The title derives from conceptually pairing hides and calfskins - at once a clever gesture at parent-child resemblance, and a painful reminder of the shared fate of both mother and child within the animal industrial complex.  

-Stephanie D’Amico, Loop Gallery, Toronto

Left image: Mindy Yan Miller, Untitled (Universe) Detail
Shaved and punched cowhide (pattern based on broken twill weaving pattern), 56.25 inches in diameter, 2013-15, Photo credit: Petra Mala-Miller.

Mindy Yan Miller’s installations, sculpture and performative pieces have been shown across Canada, Europe and United States since the mid-eighties. She has been the recipient of numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Quebec Arts Council and the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Yan Miller currently lives in Saskatoon and teaches Fibres and Material Practices part-time at Concordia University in Montreal.

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