MFA Thesis Exhibition held in the Audain Gallery at the University of Victoria, August 2022
Centring on oysters, pearls, and related material byproducts, the installation featured sculptures, video and sound works, and spatial interventions exploring accumulation, consumption, and hierarchies of value within the context of the everyday.
Individual works included:
Burl wood, beads, nylon string
550 cultured freshwater pearls, silk thread, custom steel stand
Wall with Whispering Oyster
Wood, drywall, oak, venetian plaster, oyster shell with internal speaker and whisper soundtrack, found objects & debris, homemade tabby stucco, nail polish, cast pewter, hydrocal
Oyster Mouth & Drill
Videos, custom steel stands
Tabby concrete, debris, coins
Throughout the exhibition there is a combination of layers and layers and layers of venetian plaster burnished to a high lustre and rough tabby stucco made from post-consumer oyster shells. The walls of the gallery were painted to resemble the flesh of the mollusks and institutional doors and power outlets were swapped out with domestic ones.