Kevin Melanson: Making Ends Meet
Eastern Edge is excited to present our first rOGUE Gallery exhibition of 2024! Join us on February 2nd from 6:00-8:00PM for the opening reception of Kevin Melanson’s exhibition, Making Ends Meet. Come enjoy these intricate embroideries, as well as snacks and refreshments on us! To RSVP to the Facebook event, click here.
“These embroideries are meant to give viewers a look into the lives of practicing artists, who often receive payments for their work sporadically and have to maintain their day jobs to be able to afford to make art. Through hand-embroidery, I am exploring the relationship between the labour that goes into textile-based practices and the monetary worth that is associated with them. The making of art often becomes secondary to administrative work, because art is sometimes impossible to make without the monetary resources that the administrative work allows.”
Kevin Melanson is an artist and writer from the Maritimes who moved to Newfoundland four or five years ago. He embroiders, quilts, cuts meat, runs long distances, and writes silly and sometimes serious things.
View the exhibition virtually!
Photo Credit: Laura Sbrizzi