The Multicultural Heritage Centre - The Thread That Runs Through Me

Date: Dec 17, 2021

Deadline: Feb 28, 2022 - 4:00 pm

The Thread That Runs Through Me is a body of work that explores the notion of cellular memory in relation to trauma. Through sewing, drawing, and interweaving text into textiles, the artist sheds insight upon what constitutes cell memory, and aims to bring consciousness to her own experiences. In doing so, she confronts and materializes her relationship with cell memory as a form of catharsis, and reveals several psychosomatic effects that arise in the process. As a result, the artist ultimately cultivates a space for herself to both reflect upon and release her embodied memories, and offers these works as reflections on the fabric of our human existence.

Multicultural Heritage Centre - Stony Plain, AB

Exhibition: runs until February 28, 2022

Virtual Exhibition Premiere: Thursday, January 20, 2022, 7:00 PM MT - YouTube 

Meet the Artist: January 22, 2022 11am-1pm
Artist Bio:
Zana Wensel is a multidisciplinary artist from Edmonton, Alberta. Pulling from her background in graphic design, she is infatuated by the synergy text and textiles form together, and how these processes draw upon the mindbody connection. Through these means, she places emphasis on the expression and power of the female voice, and engages with personal narratives that express the inner workings of the mind, body, and Self. Working across disciplines, Zana instills deeper meaning within the materials and methods she employs while infusing each process with introspection and self-analysis. In doing so, she seeks out various forms of catharsis, and offers her works as reflections and meditations of our most internal and universal connections. 
This exhibition is made possible thanks to the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.