cast polypore with gold leaf, 2021
on verso signed
5 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 4 in, 14 x 19.1 x 10.2 cm
Estimate: $300 - $500
Sold for: $344
Preview at: Heffel Vancouver
Collection of the Artist
Emily Neufeld is an artist living and working in North Vancouver, BC. Recent solo exhibitions include Prairie Invasions: A Lullaby at Richmond Art Gallery (2020); Motherlands at The Pole in Den Haag, the Netherlands (2019); her solo exhibition Before Demolition as been presented at The Eyelevel Artist Run Centre in Halifax, NS (2019) and at The Alternator Artist Run Centre in Kelowna, BC (2018) and at BAF (2017); and In Place at the Harris-Warke Gallery in Red Deer, AB (2014). Recent group exhibitions include Ever Elsewhere: Sitting a Mennonite Imaginary at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford, BC (2020); Super Natural at Unit 17 in Vancouver (2019); What are our supports? at Richmond Art Gallery and Or Gallery Off-site project in Vancouver (2018); Shelter Maps at Two Rivers Gallery – Sculpture Garden in Prince George, BC (2015). From 2016, Neufeld has won several artist grants from Canada Council from the Arts and the BC Arts Council. In 2013, Neufeld graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. In 2017, Neufeld presented a solo exhibition at BAF titled Before Demolition, which was the result of three years of research where she would enter homes destined to be torn down. This exhibition featured life-sized photographs, sculpture, and details to replicate the experience of walking through decrepit buildings like old wood and packed dirt.
Neufeld’s practice in photography and sculpture often investigates Mennonite and Scottish settler colonial histories in Canada. Through this research-based process, Neufeld reflects on the histories of the land – Indigenous land. Neufeld often stages a subtle intervention before photographing the interior of these settler homes to affect the energetic dimension of the space prior to demolition or further disintegration. Funghi is a part of Neufeld’s latest investigations into the colonial and ongoing history of resource extraction in BC, particularly through gold and silver mining. Because funghi are entities that thrive within natural and human-induced dereliction, Neufeld concretizes a moment in-flux during a process of renewal during and proceeding colonial interrogation. Funghi is a unique work.
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