Exhibition runs May 1—July 14, 2018
Opening May 17, 2018 from 6-8pm.
This exhibition is part of the 2018 Medalta International Artists in Residence program.
Kristin Ayla Murray grew up on the vast prairies of Manitoba and takes inspiration from those familiar scenes. Vestiges of farm history sitting on road corners, machinery familiar and yet mysterious if you weren’t around to see it operate. Technology exists through invention and invention is a product of individual innovation. In the exhibition, Parts Unknown, Kristin explores invention not for practical, industrial purpose, but for its antithesis, surreal, one-of-a-kind works that exist in a world of limitless possibility.
The machines in this exhibition are marvels of engineering. Curiosities constructed using soda fired ceramic, wood, and hardware–aged to depict those familiar farm relics. Rendered so realistically one wonders if these are true artifacts from a time not far gone?