Jan 21
Jan 30 2022
window installation in-person

At its heart, ‘Sling’ is a restoration of a 38 year old family relic. This clever yet simple collapsible chair was purchased in Winnipeg in the early 80’s and became the site upon which woodworker, Eric McBain was breastfed and fell asleep with his mother as an infant. To honour this connection, the skeleton of the sling chair was restored to natural wood tones stained to be reminiscent of driftwood. Inspired by old family photographs, the textile sling was reimagined by Isabella Valeria Bontorin as a handmade homage to the chair’s nostalgia through a timeless contemporary aesthetic. This act of restoration is a meditation on care, for both the process and material. Through removing its thick brown shellac and dated textiles, the pair breathe new life into the objects that raised them.


Isabella V. Bontorin, Eric McBain, Polina Teif


Who should visitors contact with questions regarding accessibility?
Isabella V. Bontorin
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Wheelchair accessible, no washrooms
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Photographed by Polina Teif
Photographed by Polina Teif