Spring/Summer Exhibitions

Mia Feuer: Synthetic Seasons

Mia Feuer, Boreal, 2013, (detail). Photo: Sue Wrbican

May 23 – September 6, 2015

Mia Feuer is interested in the post-natural landscape, visible sites where human interaction – be it personal, social, political, or financial – has altered or is in the process of rapidly changing the land, and thus our relationship to it. Her work makes connections between our intense material dependency and the accelerated environmental impact this creates.

Kevin Schmidt: A Sign in the North­west Passage

Kevin Schmidt

May 23 – September 6, 2015

Esker Foundation presents Kevin Schmidt’s A Sign in the Northwest Passage, the multivalent documentation of the creation, delivery, and subsequent search for a cedar billboard that Schmidt emblazoned with foreboding messages from the Book of Revelations and then placed on the steadily melting ice of the Northwest Passage. Blurring the boundaries between durational performance, land art and installation, A Sign in the Northwest Passage asks powerful questions about Arctic sovereignty, colonialism, climate change, and material dependencies, and ultimately bears witness to the unyielding destruction of a not-so-remote landscape.

Guido van der Werve: Nummers Vier, Acht, Veertien


May 23 – September 6, 2015

Deceptively simple at first glance, Guido van der Werve’s films weave together meticulous cinematography, symphonic scores, and durational performance to create enigmatic and ambiguous narratives that evoke and critique notions of the sublime landscape. Marked by a meditative, dream-like quality and punctuated with surprising moments of deadpan humour, van der Werve’s work explores themes such as loss, solitude, belonging, and the self.