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Kyrsten Lofts – Wake Up Sterile Nightmare (Reception)

February 15, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MNG Main Space
Address: Alberta University of the Arts, Main Mall, 1407 14 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4R3, Canada

The MNG Main Space Presents:
Kyrsten Lofts – Wake Up Sterile Nightmare

Exhibition Runs: February 5 – 16, 2018
Reception: February 15, 2018, 6 pm – 8 pm
Main Mall at the Alberta College of Art + Design

Join us February 15th in the ACAD Main Mall for the official reception from 6 – 8 pm!

Artist’s Statement & Bio:

Through painting I critically examine medical and art historical contexts that have informed a subjective understanding of the body. Using a method of depiction, idealized sculptural bodies are met with synthetic tubes, plastic sheets, and technologies, held together by a metal rod in a tentative structure, ready to break or bend under the weight they carry. This weight is not purely formal, but the weight of anxieties of mortality, and the everlasting heroic battle to fight human expiry. My paintings attempt to memorialize the phrase “as long as humanly possible”, searching for what this statement truly means in light of today’s medical endeavours and the quest of heroic divinity over the corporeal.

Kyrsten Lofts is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist whose work aims to de-familiarize predetermined knowledge of the human form and its function. Material research and ideas of restoration, mortality, fragility, familial relationships, and faith drive investigation within her practice. She is currently attending the Alberta College of Art + Design majoring in Painting.