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1 November - 20 December 2008

Karilee Fuglem: learning to live on the ground


 

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ABOUT THE SHOW

learning to live on the ground

"In empty space we daily brush up against all that is unknown to us. This is what we stare into in daydream, where our thoughts drift and words linger when we strive to understand things beyond us. For some time I have been drawn to visually arouse awareness of this non-visible space which is around as much as inside us, working with materials that are themselves subtly visible. The end result is sometimes difficult to see, demanding a viscerally attentive way of looking -- a practise worth honing.

"Lately I've been working from structures based on stellar maps which are linked to architectural, geographical, or bodily places closer to the ground. In Somewhere behind my heart (2008) a web of monofilament forms a familiar pattern of pores, taken from an enlarged photo of the skin on my back and positioned over a map of stars as they will be situated overhead during afternoons of the exhibition. Between the points of pores and stars are spaces large enough to stand inside. Here I build up loops of thread that disappear into the shadows, imbuing the work with an element of daydream from the inside, as part of its architecture.

-Karilee Fuglem

Other new work, and a video projection, Words take on a life of their own (2000) complete the exhibition.


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Originally from BC Karilee Fuglem has lived in Montreal since 1989, completing an MFA at Concordia University in 1992 and exhibiting widely since then. Earlier this year, Fuglem was part of the exhibition Intrus/Intruders at the Musée national des beaux-arts in Quebec, and States of Materiality at Stewart Hall Gallery. Also this year she presented Corona Borealis, 9-5 at the Art Gallery of Mississauga and here within our curving spaces at the Koffler Gallery, Toronto, which will be documented in a catalogue with an essay by Kim Simon, available in December. In 2007 her environmental sculpture, Imaginary Range was acquired by the National Gallery of Canada after its inclusion in the exhibition Dé-con-structions. Her work is also included in collections of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, as well as private collections.

The artist would like to thank Louis Barrette, and the Canada Council for the Arts.





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WORKS FOR SALE

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Somewhere behind my heart   Somewhere behind my heart

Somewhere behind my heart
2008
nylon monofilament, stainless steel
240 x 270 x 360 cm
 
Somewhere behind my heart (detail)



Somewhere behind my heart   Somewhere behind my heart

Somewhere behind my heart
(detail)
 
Somewhere behind my heart (detail)





Cygnus1   Cygnus2

Clouded Cygnus 1 (4:30 pm, November 1, 2008 Montreal)
2008
nylon monofilament, stainless steel
variable dimensions
cygnus1
 
Clouded Cygnus 2 (5:30 pm, November 1, 2008, Montreal)
2008
nylon monofilament, stainless steel
variable dimensions



cygus and ursa major   Cygnus Drawing   Cygnus Drawing

Midwinter: Cygnus & Ursa Major,
24 hours; Corvus, 7am-3pm, over Montréal
2008
silverpoint and steel on mylar
30 x 25 cm
 
Fall Equinox: Cygnus,
24 hours, over Montreal
2008
silverpoint and steel on mylar
25 x 20 cm
 
Midsummer: Ursa Major,
24 hours, over North York, Ontario
2008
silverpoint and steel on mylar
25 x 20 cm
cygnus1




epidermal   untitled

Epidermal troposphere
2008
silver and steel on mylar
43 x 55 cm
 
Untitled
2008
archival inkjet print on paper
32.5 x 42.5 cm
1/3




IN THE VIDEO ROOM


Words take on a life of their own
Words take on a life of their own
2000
video
9min. (looped)
1/5




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VIEWS OF THE SHOW

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LINKS

Christine Redfern. "Putting a focus on things barely perceptible" The Gazette (Montreal) 15 November 2008
Mike Landry. "Somewhere behind my heart" Things of Desire (blog) 30 October 2008
Karilee Fuglem's artist page on PFOAC website






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ARTIST'S C.V.

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