Quest News: APR 2, 2015 / LAUREL TERLESKY: HALLOWED WINDS

Original Post:  http://www.questu.ca/news-and-events/apr-2-2015-laurel-terlesky-hallowed-winds

Quest is pleased to showcase Artist-In-Residence, Laurel Terlesky’s exhibition ‘Hallowed Winds’ this week in the MPR.
A hauntingly beautiful visual and sensory experience. Hallowed Winds explores the memory of touch and the felt experience of the body.
VISITING HOURS:
Today, Tuesday March 31, 4 – 8pm
Wednesday, April 1, 10am – 2pm
Thursday, April 2, 10am – 2pm, 4 – 8pm
Friday, April 3, 10am – 4pm
HALLOWED WINDS
How does our flesh hold a memory of someone? To touch and be touched momentarily ruptures the boundary between our internal and external sense of space. Hallowed Winds offers stories that ride on breath and wind, evoking the deeply felt nature of relationships.
BIOGRAPHY:
Laurel Terlesky is an interdisciplinary Canadian artist and educator. She holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in International Creative Practice from Transart Institute (New York / Berlin), accredited by Plymouth University (UK) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Victoria (Canada). Her works have been experienced across North America on screen — television, large-scale projection, and the internet — and in exhibitions. In 2008, she was awarded a stipend for a five week residency in Barcelona, Spain. Currently, she is Artist-In-Residence at Quest University in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada, where she is building a large installation project entitled, Hallowed Winds, and leading the course, Art, Technology and the Body.
Terlesky’s creative practice explores tacit knowledge through the generation of objects made by and for touch. Her works are further marked by time capsules of audio that pull on one’s fabric of perception. These material transformations delivered through the imprint of touch, call for a momentary pause in a reflective space. She provides tactile encounters to assert what we know by way of our flesh. Codified in her objects are the results of explorations in vulnerable communication and empathic response. Her process aims to bridge gaps, lessen disconnections, grey out false dualisms and repair places of missed communication.
Installations that include projection and sound are also home in Terlesky’s body of work. She breathes life into a space for her participants to feel her empathic sensibilities and evoke a deep sense of being. Visitors to her spaces are called to participate by locating their body as shadow, wind, and vibration. View more of Laurel’s work at  www.laurelterlesky.ca.

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