February 4 - February 27
Opening Reception, Thursday, Feb 4, 6 – 8:30 pm
Multidisciplinary artist, Bonnie Conly, has spent most of her life residing on the prairies of Saskatchewan. 'Salvage' addresses the vastness of these wide-open landscapes and, at the same time, investigates the artist’s own history and connection to them.
Utilizing a variety of approaches including sculpture, video, sound installation and drawing, Conly contemplates the distinctiveness of her personal experience with the land as well as her own ancestry. Conly surveys the beautiful, yet brutal wilderness, capturing the sights and sounds of powerful winds rippling through oceans of swaying grass. Natural sites devoid of human presence and noise are increasingly rare - the artist celebrates them conceptually in her art, preserving them, both sacredly and physically.
This exhibition of searching artworks seeks to reclaim both land and memory and reflects upon the unbreakable bonds between soul and space.
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