Sheepskin Ballads and Gentleness Hymns

Erin Whittier, Gentleness Hymn (this work is a love song), 2019.

Sheepskin Ballads and Gentleness Hymns

Friday, September 13, 2019 to Saturday, October 26, 2019
Opening Reception
September 13,
6:00PM to 8:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

Like a flame flickering from a lantern, Sheepskin Ballads and Gentleness Hymns is a small, wandering eye in the dark confusion of our times. Guided by farming, backwoods, and rambler     cultures as beacons of autonomous community prosperity, a slow and meaningful relationship with the natural world, and gentleness as a navigational tool, this work focuses on the mysterious magic and holy potency of nature, and living amidst it. It is a rallying cry against the end of the world - to protect and to build a future we all will thrive in.

Artist Biography: 

With a drifting art practice, meandering the woods and hills of so-called “Canada” and Turtle Island, Whittier is a lens-based artist focusing on their relationship to land, through still and video imagery, poetic text, and performance. Their practice is rooted in phenomenology, mindfulness, rewilding and green anarchism, and is inspired by decolonial and intersectional political justice. No longer rapt in the blind turbulence of capitalist society, Whittier’s work is driven by active participation and slow engagement with the world. the spiritual feeling of hands caked with dirt, and the autonomy of the self and community. A recent graduate from Ryerson University (Toronto, CAN) in Visual Art Photography, they have participated in shows and artist residencies internationally, including New Zealand, Mexico, Ontario British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Quebec.