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Southern Alberta Art Gallery: Body Longing | Mandy Espezel

January 14

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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 2, 2022

Southern Alberta Art Gallery: Body Longing | Mandy Espezel
November 26, 2021 – February 2, 2022

Mandy Espezel’s site-specific painting installation engages with the lived bodily knowledge of both painter and viewer. Painters paint because they are Fleshed. Subjective experiences are received and perceived through the body, and meaning is manifested through the embodied act of vision. Seeing a painting is not accomplished only through the senses but through a bodily situation in time and place. Espezel’s works resist an organizing schema, instead inviting bodies to be present in a painterly way, using eyes, mind, and body together to decipher and experience meaning.
Mandy Espezel is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist originally from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, located within Treaty 8 territory on the traditional lands of the Cree, Dene, and the unceded territory of the Métis. They received a BFA from the University of Alberta in 2007, and an MFA from the University of Lethbridge in 2012. Espezel has participated in numerous exhibitions and residencies within Canada and internationally, and has received support for their work from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Canada Council for the Arts. Espezel is an Instructor in the Art Department at the University of Lethbridge, and is based in Lethbridge on Treaty 7 land, in the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy.
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