Showcase at The Yukon Arts Centre

Softcore, at the Yukon Arts Centre,  is the first exhibition by the Whitehorse-based North Node Collective, featuring Courtney Holmes, Rebecca Manias, Katie Newman and Heather Von Steinhagen. According to the artists, the medium of soft sculpture, humour and discomfort, are employed as a challenge to tired, stubborn body standards and harmful social constructs.

“Connecting the ways we feel in our bodies—silly, anxious, divine—to the tactile nature of textiles creates a soft space for self-love and acceptance. Despite a lighthearted approach, we remain engaged in the ways in which our bodies have been oppressed, celebrated, critiqued and policed. We exist outside of the ways our bodies are objectified and celebrate the journey to find softness within.” 

A sample of North Node Collective Artwork from the Yukon Arts Centre

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