May 4 – June 2, 2001

About the Program

During the Victorian era when colonialism and the Industrial Revolution were at their heights, Western society's interest in decoration grew as it became more accessible to the middle class. Other cultures, while inspiring much of the designs, were ultimately ravaged because of colonial assimilationist policies and industrial practices. The works in Hannah Claus' Interface use decoration as the common ground in order to investigate beyond the surface. New relationships are created between various elements in order to expand the terms by which they are understood. While new definitions are not always easy to find, this work is meant to explore the results of such cultural collision. 


2001.0504 INT


grunt gallery (second location)
116-350 E. 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5T 4R8
Unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations
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