Emily Hermant

In slow relief, the bright threads of a dream
November 27, 2021 - January 15, 2022

Emily Hermant discusses her practice and new artwork on view at Monte Clark. Film by Mark Mushet, watch now on Galleries West. 

 

Emily Hermant explores themes of communication, technology, and craft. The critical position guiding her practice is employing slowness as methodology to counter the speed of moving information in our rapidly changing technological landscapes. Hermant holds a BFA from Concordia University (Montréal) and an MFA as a Trustee Merit Scholar in Fiber & Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. She is the recipient of awards and grants from the BC Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec. Hermant is based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she is Associate Professor of Sculpture + Expanded Practices in the Audain Faculty of Art at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. 

 

Monte Clark is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by Emily Hermant. This will be Hermant’s first solo presentation with the gallery. On view are a selection of new wire and silicone sculptures.

Hermant’s intricate and dynamic sculptures are reminiscent of pieced and woven textiles. Comprised of interwoven communication cables, her vivid depictions of night sky phenomena are derived from digital references and technical glitching software. Voluminous sculptures built from layered cables take on billowing forms, evoking topographic and sedimentary formations.

Suspended sculptures cast in silicone present an inventive and visually striking exploration of form, pattern and colour.  Recalling early computer motherboards made from woven wire, the sculptures are pieced together in grid formations, concealing the conductive potential of the wires. From a distance, the works resemble colourful quilts, challenging the audience to look closer in search of clues to the underlying patterns and digital debris that inform her constructions.

 

Visiting the gallery:

Walk-ins are welcome but the number of guests permitted in the gallery at one time will be limited. To avoid waiting, you may request an appointment during our open hours by emailing info@monteclarkgallery.com.

We observe COVID 19 protocols, and request that you maintain physical distancing and wear a mask while visiting the gallery.

If you are feeling unwell or have traveled internationally in the last 14 days, we ask that you do not visit the gallery at this time. 

The artist wishes to thank you the BC Arts council for their support.

Exhibition Preview

Emily Hermant
Reflections on Geminid (No.3)
2020/2021
Collected and stripped telecommunication cables on canvas
60 x 43 x 1.5 in

SOLD

Emily Hermant
Core 1
2021
Silicone, wire, pigment, steel structure
81.5 x 78.5 in

CAD $16,000.00

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Emily Hermant
Switch
2020
Silicone, wire, pigment, steel structure
72 x 72 in

CAD $15,000.00

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Emily Hermant
Resistor
2021
Pigmented cast silicone
93.5 x 73 inches

CAD $17,000.00

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Emily Hermant
Surge
2021
Pigmented cast silicone
82 x 74.5 in

CAD $16,000.00

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Emily Hermant
Flicker
2021
Pigmented cast silicone
82 x 61 in

CAD $16,000.00

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Emily Hermant
Mood
2021
Pigmented cast silicone
70 x 61 in

CAD $15,000.00

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Emily Hermant
Billow
2020/21
Collected and stripped communication wire, steel, gypsum
72 H x 31.5 W x 20 D in

CAD $22,000.00

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Additional Work

Emily Hermant
Reflections on Perseid (No.3)
2018
Collected and stripped telecommunication cables on canvas
60 x 43 x 1.5 in

SOLD

Emily Hermant
Reflections on Geminid (No.2)
2016
Collected and stripped telecommunication cables on canvas
48 x 36 x 1 in

CAD $12,000.00

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Emily Hermant
Reflections on Perseid (No.1)
2015
Collected and stripped telecommunication cables on canvas
10 x 12 x 1 in

CAD $4,800.00

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Emily Hermant
Reflections on Perseid (No.2)
2015
Collected and stripped telecommunication cables on canvas
10 x 12 x 1 in

CAD $4,800.00

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Emily Hermant
Horizon at Night (No.1)
2016
Collected and stripped telecommunication cables on canvas
10 x 12 x 1 in

CAD $4,800.00

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