In Cloth and Feather, Chantal Khoury acknowledges the gap in Lebanon’s recorded history and her impulse to offset cultural withdrawal. She approaches meaning and methodology by threading Lebanese historiography with techniques of erasure and uses inherited motifs to offer ahistorical forms separated from their referents. In her work, Khoury removes paint to create unsettled topographies through immediate gestures –
a method she likens to lived experience. Khoury focuses on forming rather than the form and looks to the legacy of erasure as a productive tool in painting.
The artist acknowledges the generous support of the Canadian Federation of University Women.