May 18th – June 1st
Opening reception Thursday, June 1st from 6-8pm.
“This body of work is a collection that archives nostalgia, bringing to light the past life of personal artifacts and the disconnect between sound and source. Each piece lacks a body – representing the person, place or memory from my childhood and adolescence, when I was living within a family unit. The pieces work as a means to grieve my experience living at home, being cared for and feeling safe. I pay these memories tribute and offer them as an obituary. I’ve titled the body of work An Obituary. But it is by no means a depressing one, it is one filled with ridiculous conversations, singing in the car, being sung to sleep, and filleting fish at the cottage, above all it is an obituary of gratitude.”
Carmen Mattear (born 2000) is a multidisciplinary artist who collects media as data and finds patterns through method, and are then translated and expressed as sound installation, sculpture, video, and VR. Her practice is informed by cinema, music, television, and family relations. For Mattear, art is about creating organized chaos, in which anecdotes emerge, revealing our positive humanism. Mattear currently lives in Guelph, ON and holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours, with Distinction, in Studio Art from the University of Guelph, where she also completed a minor in Psychology.