With Anna Heywood-Jones
$15 - Doors open at 7:30
Anna Heywood-Jones is a Canadian artist based in Vancouver. Her practice intersects the disciplines of visual art, craft, language, and the natural sciences. Through her work, Heywood-Jones strives to convey notions of slow loss and transformation, examining the metamorphic nature of human, vegetal, and geological expressions of existence. She uses methods of structure found within weaving and natural dyeing practices to make sense of the world, to give form to chaos, to create wordless poetry.
Much of Heywood-Jones’ practice is focused on building regional lexicons of colour and exploring the complex relationship between human and botanical spheres. She is interested in the ways in which the vegetal landscape describes and reflects the world back to us—in how plants occupy space, how they move alongside human migration, and how in their patterns of growth they express the social, political, and environmental forces of a moment. She is also concerned by the conceptual division between nature and culture in our current society and how this philosophical fracture impacts the ways in which we behave towards the plant kingdom, and more widely the non-human world.