painted steel, copper chain and cast bronze, 2019
28 x 17 x 12 in, 71.1 x 43.2 x 30.5 cm
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Sold for: $1,500
Preview at: Heffel Vancouver
Collection of the Artist
Laura Piasta is an artist who lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. Recent solo exhibitions include Chime Shift at Towards Gallery in Toronto (2019); Serpentine Rhythm at Deluge Contemporary Art in Victoria (2018); Sounding the Ultraviolet at Access Gallery in Vancouver (2015); Bog Breath at Sunset Terrace; and Specific Objects Becoming Communicating Vessels at Gallery 60 in Umeå, Sweden (2012). Selected group exhibitions include Leaning out of Windows at Emily Carr University of art + Design (2018); A Poem About Life II at Duplex Project Space in Vancouver (2017); Still Burning at Border Patrol in Portland, Maine (2017); Inaugural Exhibition at Romeo in New York, NY (2016); Like a Rolling Stone: An Exhibition about Rock and Rock at Charles H. Scott Gallery in Vancouver (2016); and RBC Canadian Painting Competition at the Musée de beaux-arts de Montréal (2015). Piasta holds an MFA from the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts in Sweden (2012) and a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2006). In 2016, Piasta was an artist-in-residence at BAF and presented two new bodies of work titled A Definite Volume But No Fixed State – one of abstract ink prints on paper that captured a material process of Piasta’s work, and the other of hydro-stone plaster sculptures.
Piasta’s practice addresses conceptual, material, and process-driven strategies covering a range of mediums including bronze, mixed-media casting, assemblage sculpture, photography, drawing, ceramics, textiles, weaving and woodworking. Piasta’s practice investigates the role objects play in the world and how our subjective experiences are influenced by the material and matter we surround ourselves with. By using techniques such as casting objects in new materials – for example transforming soft objects into solid forms – I am interested in shifting the visual expectations of material. Through the use of traditional techniques, materials and processes such as bronze casting and weaving, Piasta explores how these materials operate within contemporary discourse around feminism, craft, and labour. Echo Pod is a unique work.
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