The Redress and Monumental quilt projects
On view: February 14 - April 27, 2018
"Through this installation I hope to draw attention to the gendered and racialized nature of violent crimes against Aboriginal women and to evoke a presence through the marking of absence,"
Exhibit Reception: April 6, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The REDress Project was started by Metis artist Jamie Black and serves as a reminder of the missing and murdered Indigenous Women (#MMIW) and has since then become a community driven movement where people are encouraged to interpret and hang Red Dresses in public spaces.
Two Rivers Gallery hosted a sewing night and call to action during the 2018 Super Bowl to help bring awareness to the broader community. The dresses made during these events are now on display in the gallery along with a section of the Monumental Quilt Project described below.
The Monumental Quilt is a project by FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture. FORCE is an artistic and activist collaboration to disrupt the dominant culture of rape and promote a counter culture of consent. These quilts are an on-going collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse, where stories are written, stitched and painted onto red fabric and are displayed in city and town centers to create and demand public space to heal. In 2019, thousands of fabric squares will blanket the National Mall spelling “NOT ALONE.”
The idea behind these projects is that they will continue to grow in size, so Red Dress donations will be accepted throughout the duration of the exhibit.
Monday-Thursday: 10am - 4pm