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Yvonne Mullock: Gift-Love

Yvonne Mullock artwork

Yvonne Mullock, Gift-Love (preparatory drawing), 2019. Courtesy of the Artist.


Yvonne Mullock’s new work, Gift-Love uses utopic fashion principles to explore ideas of intimacy, touch, care and connection through textiles. The glove is a monumental token of the artist’s affection meant for loved ones and strangers alike. Gloves were once given as gifts to lovers as pledges of affection and devotion. As a gift, the glove protects, warms and comforts even when one’s lover is absent.

Gift-Love takes its name from this bygone poetic custom and suggests an imagined etymology for a useful and sometimes flamboyant accessory. Made from sumptuous fabric, the glove/hand references the artist’s hand, the primary tool she used to construct it. Not only is this a playful reminder of the author as maker, but also serves as a powerful trope of devotion and healing.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta. Curated by Lindsey Sharman. Presented by Capital Powered Art, an exhibition series sponsored by Capital Power Corporation.


Lindsey V. Sharman is Curator of the Art Gallery of Alberta. She has studied Art History and Curating in Canada, England, Switzerland and Austria, earning degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of the Arts, Zurich.


Yvonne Mullock is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art and is currently based in Calgary, Canada. Over the past seventeen years she has participated in artist-in-residence programmes within Scotland, England, Canada, and the United States and has shown group and solo exhibitions in Oregon, Calgary, Toronto, Fogo Island and Glasgow. 

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