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Poiesis, collages by Esther Mathieu

ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION

2024-06-21 15:30:00 2024-06-21 17:30:00 America/Denver Poiesis, collages by Esther Mathieu Opening reception for "Poiesis," collages by. Exhibit runs from June 21–August 1. Anderson-Foothill Branch -

Friday, June 21
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-21 15:30:00 2024-06-21 17:30:00 America/Denver Poiesis, collages by Esther Mathieu Opening reception for "Poiesis," collages by. Exhibit runs from June 21–August 1. Anderson-Foothill Branch -

Opening reception for "Poiesis," collages by. Exhibit runs from June 21–August 1.

Artist's Statement

These days I am interested in liminality, I find myself slipping through in-betweens, spaces that cannot be easily made to be one thing or another. I sit by wetlands, I reach down from the boardwalk to capture mats of algae in my fingers, see how they change when I lift the living sheets off the surface of the water. I poke at mythologies and dream ways of being full of strange infrastructures, unknown urban plans. As an artist I have always been drawn to in-between places, collage and multimedia interactions that allow different worlds to come into contact. My work lately is exploring the space of dreaming that this area of transition opens to us, if we are willing to restructure, redesign our systems, interactions, relations, and time. I want to take things apart to understand the workings of them, draw from liminal spaces to understand nonbinary ways of putting things back together. My collage work is interested in creating these dreamscapes, in weaving together times, lines, colors, such that the pieces of tangible frameworks collide into something altogether different. There is a dislocation in space and identity that I am exploring, a rupture of the ordinary. My collages create uncanny rooms and landscapes that unfold by illogic, and in the liminality of their frameworks they push us to imagine other ways of being.


Artist's Bio

Esther Mathieu is a writer and artist from Queens, New York, currently living in Salt Lake City, where they moved to pursue a Masters in Environmental Humanities. Esther is particularly interested in questions of mental health and illness, queer identity, mythologies, and wetland ecosystems. Their work spans media, including photography, collage, poetry, fiction, illustration and book arts. When they aren't studying or working on seven or so simultaneous projects, Esther is likely to be found biking, baking, or reading in the company of their cat, Willow.

AGE GROUP: | All Ages |

EVENT TYPE: | Exhibits | Arts & Creativity |

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The pleasing design of the Anderson-Foothill Branch has two unique elements as part of its plan. The first is a passive solar energy design that includes earth berming, window placement for solar heating, and zone supplemental heating/cooling. The second element of this 14,900 square foot community library built in 1985, expanded in 1992 and in 2002, is a modular design.

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