Christian Bernard Singer | Heidi Leverty: HABITAT
Opening Reception April 4th 7-9pm
March 28 – April 27, 2019
In honour of Earth Month, Akasha Art Projects has invited two artists whose artistic practices embraces our relationship with our somatic Habitat. The exhibition creates a striking narrative between the chaotic and the sublime.
Singer’s sculptural work explores the living energy of the natural world, working with discarded pine needles he creates striking objects of beauty from decay. Through this lens, Singer’s new body of work entitled From Scattered to Contained: A Dance, explores notions of presence, trace and impermanence, through movement in a dance created by unseen forces. Leverty’s photographic images of possible landscapes are hauntingly striking, capturing environmental decay and the dichotomy of the beauty found within. These images from her series Harbinger challenge the viewer to consider if these are only dreams of impending disaster or prophesy of things to come.
About the Artist’s:
Christian Bernard Singer:
Eco-Artist, curator and educator, Christian Bernard Singer was born in 1962 in Paris into a family of artists and raised in New York City. For the last 20 years, Singer has been best known for incorporating mosses and other living plant life with glass, clay, bronze, found objects, and video into his installation-environments and land art works that turn on notions of place, memory and time-passing. While his earlier works often inhabited entire spaces, his recent series of intimately-scaled constructions using painted pine needles still reference his own awareness of being interconnected with living energy of the natural world. Six of these works were recently purchased for the AWBZ Visual Arts Collection, Global Affairs Canada.
Christian Bernard Singer wishes to acknowledge generous funding from the Visual Arts Projects Grants to Francophones from the Ontario Art Council, an Ontario government agency.
Toronto based, Italian born photographer, Heidi Leverty studied Fine Art Photography and graduated with Honours from the Ontario College of Art. Leverty pursues a body of work which is abstract in approach but documentary in presentation. Focusing on capturing transient moments in the industrial world or in nature, her work is thought provoking and gives pause to our effect on our earthly domain. Leverty’s work is featured in galleries and private collections internationally, as well as, through the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, in embassies around the World. Leverty was chosen to represent Canada at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.