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Southern Alberta Art Gallery: Penumbra | Svea Ferguson – Virtual Exhibition
An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until June 20, 2021
Southern Alberta Art Gallery: PENUMBRA | SVEA FERGUSON
December 5, 2020 – June 20, 2021
Svea Ferguson’s sculptures expand the potential of their given material properties: what is to exist as a ground, she is able to make drape in folds, suspending the way light moves with subtle layering of form to control its opacity, density, and weight. Her sculptures remain familiar, but are entrancing because of her use of scale in relation to our bodies, the specific architectural spaces the work is sited within, and in the way the works are given care. Contraindicating the intended purposes of vinyl and industrial textiles, hand-cut into expansive arrays, exposed suspended nettings, carefully feathered masses: Ferguson’s undulating forms are given a broad play and rich palette in the spaces of shadow.
Svea Ferguson is a Calgary-based sculptor with a BFA from the Alberta College of Art + Design. Her work was commissioned for the 2017 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art and has been shown across North America and abroad. Notable exhibitions include the Esker Foundation, Division Gallery Toronto, Holland Project NV and Art Athina in Athens, Greece. Ferguson’s sculptures treat industrial flooring as textiles and examines the relationship between synthetic, everyday materials and our physical selves. Her work is included in numerous private collections and the permanent collections of the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and TD Canada Trust.
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Curated by Kristy Trinier