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Embodiment by Susan Low - Beer is on from August 18 - October 28, 2017 at the Norfolk Arts Centre!

August 18 - October 28, 2017

Embodiment is a 30-year retrospective of ceramic sculpture by Governor General's Award-winning artist Susan Low--Beer. The exhibition draws major work from several series of sculptures documenting the artists' ongoing engagement with the clay body and how it sits in space. From the totemic stackings of Still Dances, to the architecturally engaged Rocksbreath series, the artist has pushed the medium of clay into a diversity of manifestations. There is a meditative, spiritual quality to Low-Beer's human figures that are often genderless and unclothed, but marked by ornate patterns that reference diverse cultures. Many of the figures are composed of fragments of other figures, other bodies, amalgamated into a new whole. The body is a vessel for the spirit and the breath; Low-Beer presents works that prompt a heightened awareness of humanity and a shared perspective on this mortal coil.

Co-curated by Jasmina Jovanovic of the Art Gallery of Algoma and Stuart Reid, this exhibition brings together seminal works by Low-Beer borrowed from private and public collections across Canada. This project is generously funded through Department of Canadian Heritage, Museum Assistance Program.

Organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Algoma and generously funded through the Department of Canadian Heritage, Museum Assistance Program.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada and the generosity of our sponsors.

Canadian Heritage

Government of Ontario

Ontario Arts Council

Ontario Trillium Foundation

City of Sault Ste. Marie

Art Gallery of Algoma

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