A hole at the center of a sea shell made out of crochet and recycled material

Imaginative and innovative, Diane Roy’s textile art has developed a unique formal language over the past four decades.


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Surrey Art Gallery - 13750 88 Ave

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Imaginative and technically innovative, Diane Roy’s textile objects and images have developed a unique formal language over the past four decades. Her work often draws inspiration from coastal tidal zones and ecology of the Salish Sea, with sculptures evoking the shapes and latticework forms of corals, sea anemone, urchins, and shells. Roy’s newest piece, the largescale tapestry Through the Eye of the Whale, continues her work with synthetic found textiles on a new monumental scale. Fusing art, science, and mythology, Roy’s art reminds us of the wonders of the biodiversity around us. The Deep and the Shallows presents the largest retrospective of this artist’s work to date. Born and raised in Quebec and based in Surrey since the early 1980s, Roy has developed a unique voice over the course of decades of her fibre-based sculpture practice.

The official exhibition launch is the Artist Talk and Summer Opening event taking place on July 8. The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. with Diane Roy in conversation with Surrey Art Gallery Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, Jordan Strom. Roy will discuss how she first began to make art and how her body of art has changed over the years