Broken Pattern by Jude Griebel.
We happily extend this invitation to the opening reception from 6-8pm in Gallery 211 on October 20, followed by an artist talk with Jude starting at 7pm.
The exhibition Broken Pattern presents four sculptures and multiple framed drawings. These works explore human impact on the world, by merging anatomies and landscapes into single sculptural forms. The works provide new and fantastic understandings of eco-anxiety and speculate on possibilities beyond planetary collapse. They visualize rampant cycles of human consumption and the resulting detriment to both the human self and surrounding world. This exhibition is especially timely as just weeks ago, the eastern coastal communities of Unama’ki, Cape Breton Island, experienced one of the most disruptive weather events in decades. Coined a ‘once in a generation storm,’ Hurricane Fiona blew over the Island in a rage of wind and rain, displacing residents from their homes, downing power lines, uprooting thousands of elder trees, and leaving some communities in the dark for over fifteen long days, reminding us that climate change is not an abstract concept, but here and now.
This will be Eltuek’s first exhibition in our biggest gallery space, our first artist talk with a visiting artist, and our second exhibition this season! We are thrilled.