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.