“Prairie Interlace” Exhibition

If you visit the MacKenzie Art Gallery between now and February 18th, Archer Library patrons will encounter something familiar hanging on the wall. Marjorie Yuzicappi’s 1970 “Tapestry (Tah-hah-sheena)” can normally be found on the Archer’s main floor but recently it’s been leant to the Mackenzie for their new exhibition “Prairie Interlace: Weaving, Modernisms, and the Expanded Frame, 1960–2000,” a sprawling survey of innovative textile-based art on the Canadian Prairies from the second half of the twentieth century. The Yuzicappi piece is one of three monumental 70s tapestries which call the Archer Library home, with the other two also made by women artists of The Sioux Handcraft Co-operative from Standing Buffalo First Nation.