SARAH SMALIK (Calgary, AB) | MY FATHER, THE SUN, & THE HUNGRY GHOSTS
January 19 – February 24, 2012
Opening Thursday January 19, 2012 | Artist Talk at 7:00pm | Reception at 8:00pm
MY FATHER, THE SUN & THE HUNGRY GHOSTS is a dismantling of the divine, where science and sanctity intersect, and the overlapping study of light and religion reveals a similar paradox: that it may blind you or clarify the way. These hungry ghosts speak of haunting traditions of the past that no longer make sense in the present—yet if we illuminate them we may uncover a beautiful and mysterious truth at the heart. And it sparkles in the dark.
Sarah Smalik’s multidisciplinary practice spans installation, video/animation, sculpture and performance. Her current work is invested in the polar connection of faith/fear, the parallels of religious/psychedelic experience, and a psychological study of reflection and light. Of Pakistani/Acadian origin, she has lived and worked from sub-Saharan Africa to New York City, and currently finds her base in Calgary, where she graduated with distinction from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2010.