Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The price of denim

From June 17-27, visit The Artists' Quarter on Agricola St. for Out of the Blue: A letter from Lesotho.

I had the chance to meet the artist behind this exhibit, Emma Fitzgerald, during a sewing class at NSCAD. Her work examines the denim industry in Lesotho, a small African country, and its impact on the environment and the social fabric.

Here are some snippets from her artist statement:
"...the landscape it is blue, piles of denim, and it is burning, and it is sharp... blue, it is the colour of the sky, both in Lesotho and here in Canada. out of the blue i write this letter to you, and to Lesotho."

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