Exhibition Walkthrough With Curator York Lethbridge

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Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art says
Join us for an exhibition walkthrough of our current exhibition Astral Bodies including works by Shuvinai Ashoona, Karen Azoulay, Shary Boyle, Spring Hurlbut and Pamela Norrish, with curator York Lethbridge.

Astral Bodies brings together works that imagine spaces beyond the physical – emotional, mythological, cosmological – tracing efforts to understand the nature of divinity and how we fit into the universe. Featured practices connect to ideas of being, animism, and the power of making the imagination take form. In works that span drawing, sculpture, and video, these artists court intoxicating historical visions that haunt modern imagination in our perpetual quest for knowledge and enlightenment. Here, the night sky recreated with candle flame, hypnotic swirls of human ash, and daydreams on eternity evoke personal positions in relation to the vastness of the world. They also offer fantastical reflections on the juncture between reason and dreams, existing at the meeting point of perception, awareness and philosophy. In the context of Astral Bodies, this assembly of viewpoints results in an exploration of contemporary Western pathologies, contradictions, and anxieties about what lies beyond our immediate reality.

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By: Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art

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