By a Thread


  • Exhibition September 27 - November 1 2014
  • Opening Event September 26 2014 / 7:00pm

Comox Valley Art Gallery + Comox Valley Community Arts Council Members Show

The exhibition BY A THREAD showcases artwork produced by the wide-ranging membership of the Comox Valley Community Arts Council and the Comox Valley Art Gallery. The exhibition includes work by emerging, mid-career and established cultural workers, who have all responded to theme of (hanging) BY A THREAD.

The response to our call for submissions (we received 120 artworks) was overwhelming. The work includes fibre-based art, visual art, video, interactive media, print + written word, performance and site installation. The work involves traditional, experimental and hybrid creative approaches.

The result is an exhibit that weaves together a vast array of interpretations, processes, concepts and media. As diverse as the work is, it is linked by a common theme.

(hanging) BY A THREAD evokes subjective and collective images such as risk, vulnerability, play, resilience, innovation, uncertainty, reinvention, adaptation, hope and alternative perspectives. Terry Helwig, Founder of The Thread Project, a global work created in response to 9/11, states: Some say our world is hanging by a thread. I say – a thread is all we need.

By a Thread Community Make Art Project

Artists Sarah Bergeron, Fiona Thomson and Lukas Roy invite you to participate in a community art making collaboration for the duration of the BY A THREAD exhibition. The project started with Sept. 2 workshops at North Island College and CVAG, and will continue in CVAG’s George Sawchuk Gallery. The artists have seeded this project through their experiments with drawing, painting, collage, sculpture and text, to find places of intersection and dialogue with the theme. The community is invited to participate and contribute to this make-art project by adding responses, inspirations and interpretations in relation to the theme (hanging) BY A THREAD.

Art-making materials will be provided on site, and new work will be continuously added to the exhibit by the project organizers.  Join us at the gallery and add your thread.