- Wednesday, February 1–Friday, February 24, 2023
- MAWA, 611 Main St, Winnipeg, MB
Ashley Huot is showing her artwork to sow, to deluge in MAWA's Tiny Gallery, for the month of February 2023.
Ashley writes about the piece: "Across the rural prairies are remnants of relationships to land and place. Due to transient land ownership and a dominating ideological relationship to land based on its perceived economic usefulness, the prairies are scattered with dilapidated structures echoing historical shifts in relations between people and land. While often depicted in a romanticized manner, these structures embody a connection to land based on an economy of extraction, perpetuating abandonment and an ongoing loss and erasure of history. Embedded throughout extensive fields of export grains are decaying homesteads encapsulating the process of colonization, the clearing of woodlands and grasslands for homesteading, and the gradual shift from inter-generational to corporate industrial farming. These grain-based pieces take the form of the structures they replaced, embodying a moment of reflection on the passage of time and complex relationships to land and how it is valued."