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