Body / Transforming / Gesture, 2015

Slide Images

1 - Morning In Varanasi (installation view)

2 - Bronze Head No. 1 / Body Series 1 No. 1 / Body Series 1 No. 2 / Headstone No. 1 (installation view)

3 - Body Series 1 No. 1, Body Series 1 No. 2 (installation view)

4 - Bronze Head No. 1 (installation view)

5 - Bronze Head No. 1 (detail)

6 - Headstone No. 1 (installation view)

7 - Headstone No. 1 (detail)

8 - Body Series 2, Body Series 3 (installation view)

9 - Untitled III (Body/Stone/Water) view 1

10 - Untitled III (Body/Stone/Water) view 2

11 - Body/Stone/Water VI (installation view)

Body / Transforming / Gesture, 2015
Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montreal, Quebec

“The Body is the most personal place that you can express from”, S. Safdie

Continuing her decades-long investigation into the ways artistic media can uncover the continuities between the human and the natural, and the power of gesture to reveal that which is obscure to the naked eye, this collection of videos, photos and sculptures invites us to interrogate the intentionalities and commonalities behind artistic form and human expression. Exploring the ways gestures unfold in both space and time, these works distill the rich meanings and implications of gesture into images, both created and captured, but always subject to Safdie’s subtle yet purposeful manipulation. [...]

Excerpt from text by Eric Lewis