July 7 – 30, 2016
Opening reception July 7, 2016. 6 – 9 PM
Artist Etty Yaniv creates complex, multi-layered sculptures and immersive environments that draw upon an array of ecological, literary and visual sources.
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Yaniv now works full-time as an artist from her studio in Bushwick (Brooklyn), New York. Her location in one of the most populous megacities in the world has, naturally, influenced her artistic practice and approach concerning her surroundings.
With great attention to detail, surface, pattern and rhythm, Yaniv’s sculptural process is attentive and labour intensive. This method involves the layering of hundreds of paper pieces including: scraps of her drawings, ink marks and fragments of photographic images depicting urban life. The resulting transitional installation works are site-sensitive, assembled from a cacophony of stimuli and artifacts.
Yaniv seeks to express the dynamics of life and communicate urgent issues relevant to human existence. Blurring the line between actual and imagined spaces, her striking and emotive works provoke contemplation surrounding the environmental impact of rapidly growing urbanization, and the potential of destructive natural forces to impact such man-made systems.
Parallel Topographies has been featured in the St Albert Gazette’s ‘Artists about town’ column. Click here to take a look!