Pearls of Wisdom

Tiziana La Melia

Pearls of Wisdom

June 27, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Pearls of Wisdom is part of an Artist in Residency series with the artist Tiziana La Melia, it is our first partnership with the Euphemia McNaught Homestead Society. Pearls traditionally have sown the seeds of female beauty and courage, drawing from the personal La Melia crafts exhibition environments that reflect this germinal beginning.

Working in installation, textile fabrication, painting, video, poetry and performance she will present newly commissioned and existing work as an exploration of the matriarchal ties that exist between women in the arts from our gallery namesakes, Euphemia McNaught to Evy McBryan into the present.

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Opening Reception

June 27, 2019 at 7:00pm

About The Artist

Tiziana La Melia is an accomplished poet and artist. Over the last decade she has exhibited her work in notable presentations across Canada and internationally. Early in her career she received national recognition for her work by winning the RBC Painting Competition in 2014. Her Paris exhibition at Galerie Anne Barrault titled Broom Emotion was reviewed in the international journal Artforum in 2017. Additionally, she published The Eyelash and the Monochrome a collection of poetry with the Canadian publication house Talonbooks in 2018. La Melia studied English Literature at Simon Fraser University and completed courses in textile design at Capilano College as well as a Bachelor of Fine Art from Emily Carr University and a Masters of Fine Art at Guelph University.

As part of her practice which is identified with women’s voices, the feminine unconscious and “women’s work”, Tiziana is committed to celebrating the sacrifices and contributions of women throughout history.