(de)fences) | Fiona Couillard
WHEN: Monday, August 6 until Friday, September 28, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 6 until 7 p.m. at Arts Commons
WHERE: Marion Nicoll Gallery, +15 Space
This work investigates personal, physical, and psychological security and the constructed boundaries we put in place, creating an illusion of safety. Through knitting and abstraction, (de)fences explores a punctured surface – the feelings that arise when boundaries are breached and a woman’s value and agency are disregarded by society.
Through (de)fences, I am trying to answer the recurring question of “how did I get here?”, to this place of insecurity – a constant battle between the desire for safety and the need for purposeful human connection.
Fiona Couillard is a Calgary based artist. Her artistic practice explores abstraction in a continuous dialogue between conceptualization and the formal aspects of paint and materials.
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