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OPENING | A Definite Volume But No Fixed State
July 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ARTIST: Laura Piasta
TITLE: A Definite Volume But No Fixed State
DATES: July 14th to August 27th, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, July 14th, 2016
ARTIST TALK: 6:30pm on Thursday, July 14th
LOCATION: 108 East Broadway
TYPE: Mixed Media
The Burrard Arts Foundation is pleased to present two new bodies of work developed this spring by artist-in-residence Laura Piasta titled, A Definite Volume But No Fixed State.
Laura Piasta is a Vancouver based Artist who’s practice often approaches the subject of Landscape through alternative applications where natural occurring phenomena and material become subjects and or participants in the production and reading of the work.
The exhibition, A Definite Volume But No Fixed State, is a selection from a series of abstract ink prints on paper that capture a material process in Piasca’s work. Using a marbling technique the works employ chance and error as a means to depict space and form. The works resemble topographic landscapes from another planet or dimension. The second body of work explores transformations from a fluid state to a solid form by way of hydro-stone plaster sculptures. While the plaster is liquid, it is poured into a spandex form, given a gesture and then left to solidify. The pressure and weight of the material resembles bodily flesh, taking on abstract figurative shapes. The title “A Definite Volume But No Fixed State” describes the element of liquid matter. Through these two new bodies of work Laura Piasta explores a sensitivity to the transcendental potential of material objects.