Artist Lindsay Fisher on her upcoming project at the Gladstone’s Annual That’s So Gay (TSG) Exhibition: Uprising. The work is titled ‘Self in progress at Gibraltar Point, looped video, 2016.’
“This work in progress came out of a residency I did at Artscape Gibraltar Point where I was thinking about what it means to represent oneself and tell our own stories in a world where often it seems our stories are being told for us. In my thoughts, I kept coming back to an almost dreamlike realization that I might actually know nothing about who I am.”
Lindsay’s work ranges in disciplines from video, painting, textiles, graphic arts, to community arts and curatorial arts. Her artwork often explores cultural methods of representation and performing identity, the construction and fragmentation of gender, feminism and the body, and notions of disability and difference. Her work has been shown at various galleries in Vancouver, Toronto and Kingston including Gallery 44 and the Justina Barnicke Gallery as part of Flesh of the World. She is also the coordinator and director of Creative Users, a disability-led artist platform that explores the intersection of art and design practices, accessibility, and disability.
She describes her upcoming project as a “visual diaristic account of this thought process showing myself sitting frozen still in a bathing suit on a stormy beach. I am sitting unmoving with my hands on my lap and slightly turned to the side mimicking a traditional portrait pose that is meant to portray ’appropriateness’. All the while, the world around me is wavering and raging, as it should.”
Website / Social Media Handle: www.lindsayfisher.net/art
Exhibition Dates: June 12th – August 17th Opening Night: Thursday, June 22nd, 7-10pm