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On NowThu 7th Oct, 2021
until Fri 29th Oct, 2021
October 7th - 29th 2021
Opening night October 7th, 7-10pm
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Displayed together under the name “girl fat”, this ever-growing collection of sculptures combines stuffed, reconfigured nylon forms with ready made objects. The work is never ending and always in progress, a continuing and necessary inquiry into the lived experiences of deviant bodies, specifically looking at fatness and fat bodies. Harkening to traditions in assemblage, the work is always in a state of revision and change, making it possible to give shape to all the possible incarnations of “girl fat”.
At its core, this collection of work is an exploration of fatness and the becoming of an ‘unfit body’. It seeks to answer questions around anti-fat socialization, and to address how weight stigma is disseminated within our social arenas. The work looks at the familial relationships that form the base of our bodily perceptions, and makes known the generational trauma that insidiously shapes the construction of our individual character. Each piece seeks to find the space between overt empathy and quiet disgust in order to cultivate and forge new understandings within body liberation.
These objects are an exploration of fatness as a physical experience and a lived understanding: as felt and remembered through the eyes of a young girl.
Coming UpThu 4th Nov, 2021
until Fri 26th Nov, 2021
To Eat the Flower from the Root is a collection of vibrant oil paintings and objects meant to
situate the viewer in a space of confusion, absurdity, and self-reflection. Using comical subject
matter to depict surreal concepts that are rooted in real-life, real-time experiences, these works
are an active reminder of everything we’ve been through; how we process loss, and how we
grow from it.
Cassia Powell is a contemporary artist based in the unceded lands of Lekwungen-speaking
peoples; those of the Songhees, Wyomilth and W̱SÁNEĆ nations, otherwise known as Victoria,
BC. They work with many mediums, but primarily focus on large-scale oil paintings on canvas
and mixed media sculpture. Powell is a Visual Arts (BFA) Honours graduate from the University of Victoria, and is currently represented by SweetPea Gallery.
the fifty fifty arts collective is comprised of individuals living and working on unceded and occupied First Nations Territories, specifically the lands of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, as well as the W̱SÁNEĆ, Sc'ianew and T'Souke First Nations.
The programming space itself is situated on Songhees and Esquimalt Territory but engages with individuals and communities across Turtle Island.
As a collective we endeavour to deepen our own understandings of how we are implicated in the history and in the present ongoing project of settler coloniali...