Exhibition runs May 20th – July 17, 2022
Opening Reception May 20th 7-9pm @Yuill Family Gallery
This exhibition is part of the 2022 Medalta International Artists in Residence program.
She’s Here Too is a collection of self-reflective works created over the course of my residence at Medalta in the Historic Clay District. It is a compilation of works examining stages of longing, grief and confusion experienced during a period of uncertainty. As I work, the raw clay is pulled and torn into fist-sized slabs, then squeezed together and drawn up to form walls. These walls meet to create a basic form which is then refined into recognizable animals, objects, and sections of bodies.
Each piece represents emotional states as I process being in a state of transience. They exemplify my feelings towards home from the perspective of the embodiment of space. We are representative of the spaces we seek to inhabit. She’s Here Too is a collective arrangement inspired by being in a personal period of rapid progression towards the strange and unknown while surrounded by others in varying states of the same journey. Each work utilizes a series of recognizable forms assembled in grotesque and unusual ways in a visual collage of shapes and colours to build a overarching feeling relational to the viewer and work.