1 North Square, Cambridge, ON
Lauren Nurse’s work is rooted in magic, myth and ritual and how they invoke a level of human intervention and a certain type of bargaining with the world. This multimedia exhibition proposes that we can exert our influence over forces beyond our control, despite all evidence to the contrary. These pursuits also give rise to the idea of faith - the belief that something beyond our grasp will be made accessible to us by some vast power that we don’t understand. Spells are about language, incantation and ritual. Sculpture is about labour, patience and ritual. Printmaking is about surface, aesthetics and ritual. All of these practices involve a kind of uneasy manipulation of the material world. Nurse is interested in the dissolution of boundaries between categories, ideas, and objects, the tension between inside and outside, and the intersections that occur when borders become fluid and porous.
Opening: Friday, November 21, 7:00pm
Lauren Nurse is an artist working in printmaking, sculpture and installation. She holds a BFA from Concordia University, and an MFA from York University. Recent projects have included a solo show at Open Studio, participation in the Gladstone Hotel’s UpArt Contemporary Art Fair, and an exhibition of new sculpture work at KWT Contemporary. Lauren lives and works in Stirling, Ontario.