Exploring the Transformative Power of Grief: 'legs' Exhibition

Experience the unique and deeply personal journey of grief through the captivating 'legs' exhibition. Poet Jennifer Still's words come to life as visual artist Chantel Mierau and musician Christine Fellows collaborate to create an audio-visual interpretation of grief's unpredictable and absurd manifestations. Join us at Gallery 1C03 as we delve into the transformative power of grief in this film and sculptural exhibition.

The Poetic Origins of 'legs'

Discover how poet Jennifer Still's grief transformed into a collaborative exhibition

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In the depths of grief, poet Jennifer Still found solace in the power of words. Her poem 'legs' became the catalyst for a transformative collaboration with visual artist Chantel Mierau and musician Christine Fellows. Together, they embarked on a journey to bring the poem off the page and into the physical world.

Through their voices, bodies, and the landscapes they inhabit, the 'legs' exhibition at Gallery 1C03 breathes life into the profound experience of grief. Join us as we explore the origins of this collaborative project and the poetic journey it undertakes.

Embodying Grief Through Film and Sculpture

Experience the audio-visual interpretation of grief in the 'legs' exhibition

Step into a world where grief takes on tangible form. In the 'legs' exhibition, film and sculpture intertwine to create an immersive experience that delves into the unpredictable and absurd manifestations of grief.

Through the medium of film, the artists invite us to witness their physical embodiment of grief. From walking the shores of Lake Winnipeg to roller-skating in an empty pool, each scene captures the essence of grief's journey.

The sculptural art installation further amplifies the emotional impact, with nylon stockings hanging on a clothesline and other evocative elements. Together, the audio-visual interpretation of grief in 'legs' offers a unique perspective on the universal experience of loss.

A Personal Connection: Returning to Gallery 1C03

Explore the significance of exhibiting 'legs' at Gallery 1C03

For poet Jennifer Still, exhibiting 'legs' at Gallery 1C03 holds a deep personal significance. It was here, during her residency as the Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence, that her mother attended her last reading before passing away.

Returning to Gallery 1C03 allows Still to honor her mother's memory and the place where she saw her as an artist. The exhibition serves as a poignant reminder of the connection between personal grief and the healing power of art.

Gallery Director/Curator Jennifer Gibson also highlights the impact of 'legs' on students of creative writing, film, and movement. The exhibition prompts discussions on the exuberant yet challenging nature of grief, fostering a deeper understanding of the human experience.

The Universal Language of Grief

Discover the universal and meaningful nature of grief portrayed in 'legs'

Grief knows no boundaries. It transcends cultures, languages, and backgrounds. In the 'legs' exhibition, the artists aim to capture the universal language of grief that resonates with people from all walks of life.

Through their collaborative efforts, the artists recast grief with a touch of joy, highlighting the strength and beauty that can emerge from the healing process. 'legs' serves as a powerful reminder that grief is not a solitary experience but one that can be shared and understood collectively.

Join us at Gallery 1C03 as we immerse ourselves in the transformative power of grief and embrace the universal connections that bind us all.

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