Posted on 11 Oct 2016 in sca eventArtist Talk

Talk: Emily Hermant

611 Visiting Artist

25 October 2016, 12:30pm
611 Alexander Studio, 611 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E1

Talk: Emily Hermant

Please join us for a 611 lunchtime talk with artist Emily Hermant.

“I utilize and transform a whole range of materials in my work including thread, nails, pins, plastic, and wood, to create works that relate in one way or another to the body and the body’s experience of space. I’m also really interested in how materials, taken out of their ordinary uses and translated sculpturally, express their materiality, and perform in space. The ways in which I choose materials happens in relation to a set of ideas or questions I’m interested in pursuing, and what I think would best express those ideas. Within that framework, I do a ton of experimentation with materials and processes to figure out what would work best technically and conceptually. I spend a lot of time building maquettes at various scales, making technical and material samples, sketches, and collecting images and articles, as ways of thinking through my ideas.” – Emily Hermant.

Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU.

Emily Hermant is an interdisciplinary artist whose large-scale sculptures and installations explore themes of communication, gender, labor, and the spatial experiences of the body. She received her BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University, Montréal, in 2004 and her MFA as a Trustee Merit Scholar in Fiber & Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. Her work has been exhibited widely. Hermant is currently based in Vancouver, BC, Canada where she is an Assistant Professor in the Audain Faculty of Visual Art and Material Practice at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Image: Spatial Drawing I, Centre d'Exposition CIRCA, Montréal, QC, 2014. Hand-bent hardwood, lumber, clamps, wall. Size: 108” H x 200” W x 72” D.