Three Chores


April 12


07:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Event Category:

Downtown Events


PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts

121-100 Arthur St

Winnipeg, MB, Canada, R3B 1H3

PLATFORM centre is pleased to present an exhibition from Winnipeg based artist Chantel Mierau. “Three Chores” runs from 12 April – 24 May, 2019. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday 12 April at 7 PM. The event is free and open to the public.

EXHIBITION | 12 April – 24 May 2019
OPENING RECEPTION | Friday 12 April, 7:00 PM

Using the visual vocabulary of housework and craft (especially craft involving yarn), “Three Chores” imagines three improbable or impractical work flows. Chantel Mierau turns naps into make-work projects, uses a crochet hook to create a plumbing problem, and lets other things that need doing go on way too long. Wool, silk, beeswax and hair are mishandled and over-handled in ways that magnify the failures of the artist’s body, and which rule out the possibility of any practical outcome.

This Gallery 2 exhibition will consist of three video works that each create tension and suspense within domestic actions. Every two weeks a new video will be shown – please see below for more details. The artist wishes to acknowledge the financial support of the Manitoba Arts Council.

CHORE 1 | 12 April – 25 April
CHORE 2 | 26 April – 9 May
CHORE 3 | 10 May – 24 May


Chantel Mierau is a Winnipeg-based artist originally from a farm near Saskatoon, SK/Treaty 6 Territory. She works in textiles, video, printmaking and performance which interrogate the Protestant work ethic of her Mennonite upbringing. She won’t invite you over because her house is messy. She holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba and is also the Finance & Administration Manager at aceartinc.

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