Laura St. Pierre: Sème la Peau / Seed the Skin
LAURA ST. PIERRE
SÈME LA PEAU / SEED THE SKIN
College Art Gallery 2, University of Saskatchewan
September 23 – December 16, 2022
Opening Reception for Fall Exhibitions
Friday, September 23, 2022
Opening remarks: 6:30pm, Convocation Hall, Peter MacKinnon Building
Public reception: 7pm – 9pm, College Art Galleries
Kenderdine Art Gallery will also be open for viewing.
curator | commissaire, jake moore
This exhibition extends the speculative work Laura St. Pierre has been doing that features herself as the character ‘the Sower’ tending to foodstuffs and landscapes in post-industrial spaces and other sites of abandon in these desiccate times. In Sème la Peau / Seed the Skin, we now become conscious of an unseen shadow character, ‘the Seer’, whose latent presence guides the materialization of the works. Not to be confused with ‘the viewer’, the Seer acts as both witness and oracle, constructing images and objects that stitch together past, present, and future. Drawing from histories that pit the human species against all others and how the disconnect between them is manifested in enclosed growing spaces, St. Pierre suggests the simultaneous intimacy and alienation of our entanglement and the necessary move to internalization of our connections as urgent care.
Laura St. Pierre is a visual artist who works with photography, installation, and video from an ecological perspective. She holds an MFA from Concordia University and lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
The College Art Galleries are located in the Peter MacKinnon Building and are wheelchair accessible with elevator access, free to all public audiences. Tours are available upon request.