Art Exhibition, Erica Grimm, “Salt Water Skin Boats”

Academic Events
01/18/2018 - 00:00 to 05/07/2018 - 00:00
The Reach Gallery Museum
32388 Veterans Way
Abbotsford, BC

TWU Associate Professor Art + Design, School of the Arts, Media + Culture and Artist, Dr. Erica Grimm, in collaboration with Sheinagh Anderson and Tracie Stewart, present art exhibit, “Salt Water Skin Boats”.

We are metaphorically skin boats sustained by, and inseparable from, a dangerously changing global ocean. Salt Water Skin Boats is an inter-arts project by visual artist Erica Grimm in collaboration with acclaimed sound artist Sheinagh Anderson and artist/arborist Tracie Stewart. This large-scale installation and experimental soundscape draws analogies between human bodies and the global ocean.

Sculptural forms based on ancient water-going vessels and constructed from willow, dogwood, fig, and cedar branches, cheesecloth, animal skin and gut, bathymetric maps of oceans, and layers of wax are suspended in a dimly-lit gallery and accompanied by a haunting soundscape. An embodied experience, the exhibition calls attention to the life-sustaining connections between the precariously balanced chemistry of the ocean and the human body.

Partly supported by Canada Council for the Arts and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Institutional Grant

Monday and Statutory Holidays: Closed
Tuesday: 10am-5pm
Wednesday: 10am-5pm
Thursday: 10am-9pm
Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12pm-5pm