Public Debt to the Suffragette

Starts: Friday, October 23rd, 2015 at 2:40 AM
Ends: Friday, December 18th, 2015 at 2:40 AM
Agent C Gallery
137th Street at 72A Ave
Surrey, Canada
I make art as a way to speak to the story of our times, to reconsider and re-frame our cultural landscape. My work explores memory and customs examining society, cultural inheritance, and the natural world. I am working on an archaeological dig of contemporary society, asking questions about life through a twist of materials and imagery. The unexpected in art challenges our fundamental way of looking. In this body of work, Public Debt to the Suffragette, I make use of seductive and unexpected common imagery mixed with nostalgia and language to share stories of the heart and mind. The work lays somewhere between the familiar and the uncomfortable. In The Frameworks of Who I Am, embellished lingerie made from window screen reflects cascading projections of both suffragettes and nostalgic portraits of the women from my family, my personal debt to the Suffragette. Reframing Linguistics asks us to reconsider other interpretations of this age old expression. A history of bronze use includes the making of war implements, in particular body armor. Using bronze to present intimate imagery creates a different context for the work. What at first seems understood, transforms to unveil layers of thought and interpretation. My naked thoughts ask you to reconsider a larger conversation about gender and life.