Saturday, April 12, 2014

Shyra Desouza: Labyrinth of the Eternal Archetype

Shyra Desouza, "Labyrinth of the Eternal Archetype", detail
Desouza says of her work: Old canons collapse and continually fold into themselves like a fractal that repeatedly feeds the remainder back into the equation, with their forms repeatedly reinterpreted; context has become content.  Objects of status often rely on forms related to a system of classical rationality, but leave us without personal meaning.  Mysticism and pseudo-science fills the space where knowledge ends and the personal begins, creating a space that is both intimate and impersonal.  Exploring the symbolic and emotional connections between people and objects, I wish to present an open-ended narrative where sensual and rational experience intersects.   This work embodies the utopic melancholy induced by the continual disconnection between form and meaning.

View "Labyrinth of the Eternal Archetype" from March 20th until May 3rd, 2014 at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery.  Running concurrently in the gallery is Linda Craddock's "Hometown Dreams". The gallery is open from 10-4 pm on Wed-Fri and 12-4pm on Sat. Please note the gallery will be closed on April 18 & 19.

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