Meet the artists: Saturday, March 26, 2pm – 4pm
Cone Worms and Tangled Knots (mixed media) Sunny Nestler
This exhibition features drawings, paintings and video based on the cone worm, as well as several other organisms that it exists with in various ecological relationships evocative of our culture.
Sunny Nestler’s visual art practice is rooted in drawing, and studies mechanisms of biological life using a process that mimics DNA replication and mutation. Their subject matter cross-pollinates biological processes and explores the idea of a parallel universe, using invented creatures based on familiar objects and symbols, rendered in brightly colored mixed media combinations of drawing, painting, and collage.
Nestler teaches art and science classes, and is a Faculty Writing Associate, at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, BC.
Listening into Non-Separateness (mixed media) Josh Wallace
How might sound nurture a visceral understanding of our changing planet, stimulate receptiveness and an ability to respond to climate change in our day-to-day lives?
For this exhibition, three architectural instruments, or “listening devices,” are designed to enable musical interactions between humans and water in three of its forms: glacial ice, sea water and rain. These devices are the Glacier Accordion at the Athabasca Glacier in Alberta, the Sea Carillon at the Roberts Creek Pier, and the Rain Pendant in the Sprockids Park forest along the Sunshine Coast.
Josh Wallace is an artist and architect who lives and works in Gibsons, BC.