LETITIA FRASER

THIS IS MY FABRIC

February 24—June 15, 2024
Woodstock Art Gallery
449 Dundas Street,Woodstock, ON N4S 1C2

Painting of a young boy looking towards the viewer wearing a large adult size hat, holding it up above his face. The background of the painting has vertical fabric stripes, including a floral pattern
Auntie’s Boy, 2023
acrylic on quilt, 91.4 cm x 122 cm

Auntie’s Boy, 2023

acrylic on quilt, 91.4 cm x 122 cm

Painting of a boy in a purple shirt looking towards the camera, arms folded and resting on a patterned surface. The painting is bordered by blue, yellow and green floral patterns and stripes
Covered Path, 2023
acrylic on quilt, 91.4 cm x 122 cm

Covered Path, 2023

acrylic on quilt, 91.4 cm x 122 cm

Portraiture is quite literally representation: as such, issues related to race, gender and class are inextricable from the genre. Who is portrayed, by whom, and for what purpose are the questions that we ask ourselves whenever we encounter these works.

A painting of a woman looking down while while preparing some food with her hands. The background is yellow and brown, and partly fabric
Abundance Everlasting, 2023
acrylic on quilt, 183 cm x 183 cm

Abundance Everlasting, 2023

acrylic on quilt, 183 cm x 183 cm

Painting of the face and upper body of a child smiling and looking towards the viewer, wearing a blue top with fabric patterns. A lobster sits on the child's head with blue bands around its claws
Lighthouses and Lobsters, 2023
acrylic on quilt, 122 cm x 91.4 cm

Lighthouses and Lobsters, 2023

acrylic on quilt, 122 cm x 91.4 cm

Letitia Fraser is keenly aware of the weight of representation, and of the importance of her project to capture, to celebrate and to write into a collective history the people that matter to her as part of a deeper, richer storytelling from North Preston, in Nova Scotia, and in Canada writ large.

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