What’s on next: Traversing the line, with no fixed point // Briana Palmer

Traversing the line, with no fixed point. Mixed media installation by Briana Palmer. Image courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition Dates:
Thursday January 9th – Friday February 7th, 2020

Opening Reception: Thursday January 9th, 5-8 pm
Artist will be in attendance

Artist Talk: Saturday January 11th, 2pm
ASL interpretation available by request. Requests must be submitted by 5pm on January 8th by emailing askmartha@printmakers.mb.ca or calling 204-779-6253.

These events are free to attend and open to the public.

Traversing the line, with no fixed point uses various printmaking methods and mixed media to question the use and position of the railway system in national memory and history. It can be a reminder of one’s heritage, while for others it is a symbol of slavery, genocide, and colonization. In this exhibition the artist creates a fictional world with objects in constant flux of meaning and interpretation.

Briana Palmer lives in Hamilton Ontario, and teaches in the studio arts program at McMaster University. Originally from the West Coast, Briana received her BFA from the Alberta Collage of Art and Design and MFA from the University of Alberta. Her primary practice is in printmaking, sculpture and installation; creating works that reflect an intersection between perception, experience, and social ideologies taken from her own cultural practices, up-bringing and daily experiences. Using unusual combinations of media and materials, she arranges enchanted worlds where the objects and images are transported from their original source, relocating their history, and becoming poised between the uncertainly of what we know and understand, and what must be reconsidered.

Palmer’s works have been exhibited in Canada, U.S and Europe. Her prints are in the collections of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Southern Graphics Council International, and the University of Alberta.

December 14, 2019