Installation of 3 sculptural works at the Art Gallery of York University Vitrines from April 5 to June 4, 2017.
Finding herself displaced in an unfamiliar landscape and working to methodically attune herself to this new environment, Sheri Nault has slowly and meticulously gathered flowers and other natural materials found in Toronto. Working with wood, bark, beeswax, and human hair, she tells a story of interconnectedness, of bodies whose boundaries are permeable and overlap. Local and global, these materials are entangled. Hair becomes an outgrowth of another body while wax, leaking like sap, binds to tree, bark, and roots. Grounded in the necessity of growing alternative knowledges, she cultivates an intimacy and sensitivity to the environment through ecological sensibilities, shared stories, and relayed connections.
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