21st Century Nesting Practices by Sydney Lancaster
Opening Reception for mixed media installation at the Fleishman Gallery, Friday February 1st from 7 - 9 pm by Edmonton-based artist, Sydney Lancaster. The exhibition continues to March 15th.21st Century Nesting Practices, is a mixed media installation that incorporates digital photography, video projection, gel transfers on birch panel, charcoal and ink drawings and sculptural ‘nests’ made of welding rod and wire.
The artist explores the physical and conceptual aspects of nests as liminal objects; existing as homes as well as empty spaces – as markers for absence and loss. At the same time, they point to the potential for growth, protection and nurturance. The exhibition moreover deals with our experience of home as visceral, primal and largely abstract - an emotional nest from which we experience the world. To continue to access this nest, we fetishize objects and invest them with emotional and symbolic import, in a cycle of attaching and re-attaching our presence to a version of the past: a ‘nest’ associated simultaneously with personal history and also within the larger cultural narratives of childhood and family and home.
The opening will also be combined with a 7 Year Anniversary Celebration for Rochelle Holt as the owner of Wonderworks, and Director of the Fleishman Gallery. Rochelle launched the Fleishman Gallery in 2006.
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday 11 – 6pm
Contact: Rochelle Holt firstname.lastname@example.org 416 323 3131