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Barb Hunt

Barb Hunt received a Diploma in Studio Art at the University of Manitoba and completed an MFA at Concordia University, Montreal. Her art practice is based in textiles, and recent work focussed on gender and the rituals of mourning, particularly those of Newfoundland. Her current work is about the devastation of war, knitting antipersonnel land mines in pink wool and creating works from worn camouflage army fatigues. Her art has been shown in solo and group exhibitions across Canada and internationally. She has been the recipient of Canada Council grants and awarded residencies in Canada, Paris and Ireland.

I am interested in the routines of everyday life and domesticity, which are often relegated to the "feminine" realm, often thought of as the small and less important. I play with gender stereotypes by interweaving both contradictory and supportive correlations between material, image, and process. By giving value to personal detritus and almost forgotten remnants, I hope to recuperate lost histories and acknowledge the value of ritual.

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