It is an exciting time at the Comox Art Gallery as the team continues with existing projects and prepares for a new exhibition and future events.
You are invited to join us this Friday, May 18 for the opening of the exhibition
TOUCHING EARTH BODIES. The gallery doors will open at 6pm for previewing of the artwork prior to the opening activities that will begin at 7pm.
Guest curator, Toby Lawrence and the visiting artists, Lindsay Katsitsakatste Delaronde and Valerie Salez, have arrived and are preparing for the opening event. Artists and curator will be in attendance on Friday evening for artist talks/performance.
The three projects, In Defiance (Delaronde), In the Shadow of our Own Dust (Salez), and Touching Earth Bodies (Delaronde and Salez), explore the power of self-representation, rejuvenation, and healing through ceremony and connections for the land. The central focus of the exhibition and the referent for the overall title, Touching Earth Bodies, addresses interrelationships between the human body and the land while considering the history and ongoing practices of deforestation across Vancouver Island's rainforest and the resulting environmental and social impact. These works additionally confront issues around representations of women's bodies and sexuality in art and popular culture within the current social and political climate. In dialogue, the three bodies of work establish the depth within Delaronde and Salez's collaborative work and provide an opportunity to learn more about the breadth of the individual practices of each artist.
please note: this exhibition contains nudity (bodies in their natural state)