Opening Reception: Thurs. Apr. 7 6pm – 9pm
Sherri Hay continues her exploration of animism in this new exhibition, Time and empathy. Meticulous miniature sculptures accompany a live, slow moving Rube Goldberg machine, which performs its cycle over several hours.
The installation is a sequence of cause and effect, where each large object nudges the following one past its tipping point. Traces of each day’s iterations collect over the course of the exhibition. It is an exercise in gravity and precarity, in accumulation and destruction and the ways in which risk becomes possibility.
The miniatures are meticulously foliated humanoids collectively enacting a timeless and modern mimetic ritual of their own.
Image Credit: SHERRI HAY, Dreams of awakening here in this brightness 7, 2014 – 2016, watercolour, paper, polymer clay, and styrene, 6″ x 5″ x 5″ (15.2 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)