Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Emma Palm at the Fifty Fifty Arts Collective

On June 26th, 2012, Emma's seventeen year old brother committed suicide.

In Memory is a product of love and longing, made in the wake of his death. Two series comprise this body of work in an incomplete attempt to catalogue what he left behind. As if gathering the remains of his life might keep him closer. A sweater, a t-shirt, a wooden box, a pair of soccer cleats - everyday objects elevated to reliquary status. Holy because he touched them. So too are these seven boys (or are they men?) facing the camera. Each hardened and softened in their own way by his passing. Wearing their grief with self-conscious bravery, and wielding more power than they know. Tissue paper maps of what might have been.

Emma Palm lives and works between the prairies of Alberta and Vancouver Island’s craggy coastline. As an artist she is interested in acts of remembrance, storytelling, collections, and archival processes. Her research-based work is grounded in the social exchange of memory and information. So far, her practice includes photography, video and installation.

Emma graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 2013.

Gallery reception July 31st at 7-10PM
2516 Douglas Street.

Emma's show coincides with Victoria's very own Integrate Art Society (Integrate Arts Festival)

Also don't forget about the fifty fifty hosting the Integrate After party. Here's the event details https://www.facebook.com/events/656998937683030/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar

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