New works from my latest series Living Objects (2018) are currently on show at Audian Gallery at Simon Fraser University's School for Contemporary Arts as part of the MFA Spring Show 2018: Gallimaufry.
Living Objects (2018) is concerned with the points of relation where human constructions and nonhuman constructions meet. As mycelium grows, it comes into contact with its environment, forming networks, patterns of relationality, and conduits through which energy can be distributed to other organisms. Mycelium is a gateway species that opens the door for other forms of biological life to thrive. It allows us to observe and experience relations of matter formation and energy distribution, in real time.
Living Objects (2018) investigates the capacity of mycelium spores to produce shapes, textures, colours, densities, and structures of resonance over the course of their natural lifespan. This has produced a series of live collaborations through which living works have been cultivated.
The MFA Spring Show: Gallimaufry is open from the 3 - 12th May 2018. The MFA Spring Show 2018 also features works from artists Graeme Wahn, Minahil Bukhari and Jennifer Anderson. This exhibition is paralleled by performances and enactments in the studios and theatres at SFU's SCA created by Brian Postalian and Company, Jennifer Anderson, and Alexandre Klinke. For more information check out the Audain Gallery website. To book tickets for Spring Show Performances visit the SCA online.
W.I.P (pronounced "whip") presents a series of works by 1st year MFA candidates for our first show of the year at 611 Alexander Visual Art Studios in the Downtown East Side. An interdisciplinary group, the cohorts expertise varies from sound and music to visual and performance art. The WIP is a constructive space where artists are seeking to investigate diverse possibilities in the next steps of their creative practices. WIP is a presentation opportunity, where artists are exploring and spatializing their works in relation to other artists. Exhibiting Artists include: Amy Wilson, Jessica McMann, George Rahi, Alex Klinke, Graeme Whan, Minahil Bukhari, Jennifer Anderson and Brian Postalian.