November 7, 2019 – January 26, 2020
Opening Reception: November 9, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Artist Talk: November 7, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Space is where we live. We cannot move without space. We cannot breathe without space. We entangle ourselves with space and the space reshapes us. Space is what we fill. Space is what we leave behind. We are merged with the spaces around, between, and inside of us.Samantha Dickie
Holding Space is an exhibition of over 1000 ceramic components exploring our multi-faceted relationship with space – both physically and philosophically. Hung from the ceiling, suspended on the wall and standing tall – raw, abstracted forms interact within the installation as an interface between our human and spatial experiences; the relationship between the lived and the abstract or conceptual. Holding Space uses multi-component sculptures to prompt visual explorations of Space as Emptiness; Space as a Conduit for communication; and Space as held Containment.
The artist gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council, and the British Columbia Arts Council.