The Absence of
The Absence of (2019) features sculptures and mixed media by 5th and 4th year Visual Art Studio students Esther Kim and Alaa Asim.
The exhibition showcases fragmented and abstracted bodies of work, raising questions and drawing connections on the subjectivity and objectivity of both body and spirit. By creating a tangible permanence through material, the absent body becomes solidified through the dissection of knowledge, memories and history. The Absence of is bounded by the concepts of time and the regenerative qualities of life and death.
"'Imotiv' will display works that not only stimulate or trigger particular senses such as smell, touch, taste etc, but they also provoke a sense of caution. Be it that you are too close to something familiar yet unidentifiable, or your thoughts are trying to process the particular use of materiality, either way, 'Imotiv' is an exploration of heightened awareness of the senses and thoughts."
Duo-exhibition by Esther Kim and Rebecca Garcia
Embodied Thought is a duo-exhibition featuring Canadian Artists Esther Kim and Rebecca Garcia. Using photography to experience time, sculpture to encapsulate the human form, and figure drawings to draw parallels, the two artists aim to create a dialogue through their respective media about the rawness of being human. By integrating sculpture with photography and illustration, the exhibit allows viewers to immerse themselves through the different layers of physical stress and psychological foundations as well as the emotional and mental burdens of the embodied thought.