A Victorian chaise-longue that sprouts wilted flowers; a colourful, hand-painted porcelain bowl that, on second glance, depicts a husky male nude staring longingly back at you; and a floor to ceiling wood-worker’s studio, complete with antique tools, a chair—even sawdust. These are some of the pieces that blur the line between craft and art. Addressing widespread interest in all things handmade, Making Otherwise: Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary Art at the Carleton University Art Gallery presents works by six Canadian artists who, through basket weaving, furniture making, stitchery, bronze casting, and other skills and techniques, mix material and conceptual approaches of craft and art. On display until Sept. 14.
•St. Patrick’s Building, 1125 Colonel By Dr., 613-520-2120. cuag.carleton.ca