From left, Fay De Jong, Margot Kiefer and Gina Quinn take in some of the textile sculptures made by Chilliwack artist Sylvie Roussel-Jannsens. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

WATCH: Textile sculpture artist opens solo show in Chilliwack

Sylvie Roussel-Jannsens’ show ‘Whole’ includes installations, wall pieces and illuminated sculptures

Dozens of people came out for the opening reception of Sylvie Roussel-Jannsens’ solo exhibition Whole in the O’Connor Group Art Gallery at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday.

Roussel-Jannsens, a textile sculpture artist, uses a soldering iron to burn thousands of holes into synthetic fabric for her artwork.

Her most recent work is inspired by origami, geometry and quilts.

“I started with practical goals of re-imagining the way my sculptures can be stored and shipped. By doing so, I fell in love with folding shapes,” she says. “Inspired by origami, I soon saw the beauty of geometry and started to juxtapose simple squares, diamonds and triangles, thinking of the works as three-dimensional quilts.”

Whole is on display until March 2. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday.

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