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On Art: ‘With One Hand Tied Behind My Back’

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Molly JF Caldwell, “With One Hand Tied Behind My Back,” 2021. Esker Project Space. Photo by: John Dean.

Partly inspired by the literary figure Penelope of Homer’s Odyssey, With One Hand Tied Behind My Back is a new exhibition showing at Calgary’s Esker Foundation.

The installation, created by artist Molly JF Caldwell, features a hand-coloured, 30-foot handwoven tapestry. The piece has been described as a ‘visual articulation of Caldwell’s ongoing research on the complexities and contradictions of labour, care, gender, and sexuality.’

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