SARAH CRAWLEY (Winnipeg, MB) | ABSENT PRESENCE
May 22 – June 27, 2014
Opening Night: Thursday, May 22nd
Artist talk at 7:30PM in the KIAC Ballroom | Reception to follow
My current work explores the importance of place: how place impacts identity, how it effects our imagination and our sense of who we are. Spending five weeks in Dawson City, during the coldest and darkest time of the year, I explored the impact of extreme cold weather, geographical isolation, qualities of winter light and darkness, the snow itself and the silence of the north, by making long-exposure pinhole and other low-tech analogue photographs. The photographs are presented in an installation that explores endurance, loss, and intimacy with the land.
Sarah Crawley is a visual artist who lives and works in Winnipeg. In her art practice she works with ideas generated from lived experience using different photographic technologies and materials. Her most recent work explores the impact that place has on identity. Crawley has exhibited across Canada in solo and group shows as well as internationally. A recipient of many grants and awards, she enjoys sharing her passion for photography through teaching and mentoring and is an active member of the visual art community in Winnipeg.