project room

no one lives here anymore

Dayna Riemland

September 15 - November 8, 2018 | Reception: Friday, September 14, 5-7pm

The project room space features no one lives here anymore by Dayna Riemland. This large 8’x8’ hand-embroidered wall hanging consists of eight floral wreaths arranged around one large central floral oval. Together the works suggest a makeshift memorial or informal site of mourning. The work’s heavily embroidered surface and the traditional needlework motifs of flowers and idyllic houses are drawn from Riemland’s informal education in the craft of embroidery that was passed down to her from the Mennonite community where she grew up.

Dayna Riemland, no one lives here anymore (detail), hand embroidery on cotton, 2018

Dayna Riemland lives and works in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. In 2015, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) with a focus in printmaking from Queen’s University (Kingston, ON) and recently graduated with her MFA in Studio Art from the Maine College of Art in 2017.