Embodied – The Okanagan Girls
JAMIE BRYANT, LORRI HUBER MORICE, SABRINA KESKULA, SHIRLEE ROSS, AMY SWARZ, ROSE VAN DER GULIK
June 23–July 21, 1995
The curatorial intent of this project was to exhibit emerging artists whose work explores a view of the body—with an eye to the passages from excess to deficiency and presence to absence.
The artists are recent graduates of Emily Carr College of Art and Design (Sabrina Keskula and Amy Swartz) and the Okanagan University College (Jamie Bryant, Rose Van der Gulik, Lorri Huber Morice and Shirlee Ross).
The structure of the exhibition was formed by simply allowing a space where women could express ideas that pertain to how they deal with their bodies, whether through the imposition of beauty trends (a public image) or via a more internal, psychological state expressed through the fashioning of memory and emotion.