Erica Grimm: Salt Water Skin Boats

Date(s) - April 28, 2016 - April 30, 2016
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Trinity Western University (President's Gallery, Reimer Student Centre)

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SAMC Art + Design presents: Salt Water Skin Boats by Erica Grimm

So long an emblem of healing and spiritual solace, what might it mean to consider that the ocean is sick? And what are the implications for our own balancing bodies?  

Dr. Grimm’s multimedia panels and mylar drawings imagine textual dialogues as a means to understand complex global eco patterns, asking why paying attention in the anthropocene is so important. Set against a background of the chemistry and physics of ocean change, these images juxtapose elegant crystalized mathematical formulas with text and blind bodies balancing, diving, swimming and floating.

In her artist statement, Dr. Grimm argues that ocean change is the most urgent of wicked problems facing humanity today. Her work is fueled by environmental urgency and draws on the miraculousness of the ordinary.

About the Artist

Erica Grimm, PhD, is Associate Professor and Chair of the Art + Design Department, School of the Arts, Media and Culture at Trinity Western University. Her visual practice is rooted in embodiment and investigates how paying attention to ordinary embodied sensory perception and lived experience is vital to human flourishing and knowing. She has had over 25 solo exhibitions, is included in numerous private and public collections, including the Vatican Art Collection, Canada Council Art Bank and the Richmond Art Gallery. She was in 2002 the Distinguished Nash Lecturer at the University of Regina, the first Prize recipient of the Imago National Juried Art Competition, and was honored as the Distinguished Alumnae from the University of Regina. 

8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday, President’s Gallery, 2nd Floor Reimer Student Centre, TWU

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