burning through the body
April 5 to 27
Opening Reception April 5, 6pm
The drawing of the body burns into the body//and so//it burns through the body//then the wildfire//reaches from chin to collarbone//some draw burn marks//and some enter burn marks//and then burn marks become drawings//and so//drawings burn —Kristin Eiriksdottir
Kristin Eiriksdottir’s poem, “Kök,” inspires the exhibition’s thematic of opposing forces and tensions of layering and unraveling, concealing and revealing, openness and containment. Both Sarah Pupo’s watercolour paintings and animation work are relational and dynamic configurations that create movement between these diametric paths. The exhibition highlights the physical and intuitive labour that goes into the making of an image. The gestures, colours, shapes, and forms that appear on canvas and on screen bring something to life that spills over and through the frame. What has been generated, animated, and projected, compels us toward these works as they delight in the poetic intention of intuition, in movement and colour.
—Curated by Nasrin Himada
Also see In Conversation: Sarah Pupo + Nasrin Himada on April 16 at Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space, 12pm
Sarah Pupo's practice bridges watercolour, drawing, provisional installation, and lo-fi animation. She works with materials and processes that foreground intuition, associative thinking and ritual as means of accessing subtle logics and cyclical time. She lives and works in Montreal, QC.
Nasrin Himada is a Palestinian writer, editor, and curator based in Tio'tia:ke (Montréal), in Kanien'kehá:ka territory. Their writing on contemporary art has appeared in Canadian Art, C Magazine, Critical Signals, The Funambulist, Fuse Magazine, Contemptorary and MICE Magazine.
Image: Sarah Pupo, Untitled , watercolour and wax on silk, 36” x 40”, 2018.