Kyle Mowat & Lina Wu
On view in the Project Space at Xpace Cultural Centre from May 27th to July 3rd, 2022
Dreams and ghosts are held in stasis under a thin veil of amber. Kyle Mowat and Lina Wu employ these dense and materially-oriented processes to populate a world with artifacts re-animated by their own confused histories. Each small detail reveals an underlying strangeness, like facets of a dull gem. Objects become alien, plucked from their original function, material, and location, to serve as vessels exuding new spirits. Drawings and sculptures are corporeal chronicles of the overlapping and peeling away of memory. Creatures and other figurations emerge from semi-fictive tableaux, inviting us to engage with their material intimacy.
Thank you to the Ontario Arts Council for exhibition assistance. Thank you to Alison Postma for all the documentation.