Curator's Choice: Reframing the Past with Meghann O'Brien and Elena Phipps
308 Charles E. Young Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90095
Apr 08, 11 AM - 12 PM — ends Apr 08, 2021
Meghann O’Brien is a Haida and Kwakwaka’wakw artist whose Chilkat textiles are based on the knowledge and artistic practices of her ancestors. Her projects engage specialized techniques of basketry and weaving, and use mountain goat wool, cedar bark, and other earthly materials to connect to the rhythms and patterns of the natural world. With these materials, she explores issues related to Indigenous fashion and couture, reframing the past and applying it to present-day life. Join the Fowler for a conversation between Meghann O’Brien and textile scholar Elena Phipps about new ways of looking at Indigenous knowledge and creative practice in the realm of textile making. Program is free with RSVP.