pliers to an echo by Nicole Mary

RISE Emerging Artist Exhibition

Virtual 3D Exhibition
Virtual 3D Exhibition

This exhibition is an arm-knitting installation inspired by themes of information overload and lost history.

Arm-knitting is used as a metaphor to explore the community impact of political radicalization, where scale, form, and symbols serve as representations of power. The artist traced entry points into radicalization through online and local communities that discussed the occult, new age spirituality, and natural living, noticing a common thread of decentralised or altered history. Nicole Mary's large-scale installations are physical manifestations of this manipulation; responding to questions about how community plays a role in radicalization and deradicalization.  

Tour the Virtual Exhibition:

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Nicole Mary

Nicole Mary is an interdisciplinary regional artist based on Treaty 7 territory and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing from the Alberta University of the Arts. In her practice, she explores themes and psychologies surrounding death, occultism, and the unknown from an intersectional feminist perspective. She predominantly uses knitting, drawing, and performance as mediums within her installations. Previously, she has shown with Le Petite Trianon Gallery, Femme Wave Festival, Marion Nicoll Gallery, and the Illingworth Kerr Gallery.

artsPlace RISE Emerging Artist Program is generously supported by

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