Steven Beckly, Fan Wu
Would you like to receive something in the mail other than bills and flyers? Our spring exhibition has been postponed, but we still have the exhibition publication in our hands, and we would like to share it with you. The publication, produced in conjunction with Steven Beckly’s exhibition Lightbringer, features a text “Lightbringer, Lightborne”by Toronto based poet and author, Fan Wu. Beckly’s project ‘Lightbringer’ refers to multiple metaphors of light. It is a term for the planet Venus used to indicate its brightness and unique movements in the night sky. Due to these cosmic nuances, mythology surrounding Venus often features the motif of a divine being falling from grace. Lucifer (‘light-bringer’) is a Latin name used for mythological and religious figures associated with the planet. Working with natural and spectral forms, Beckly cultivates a visual language of colours and textures by revealing poetic links between optics and haptics, materiality and sensuality. Considering darkness as the companion of light, Lightbringer reaches into the realm of the unknown for a deeper look at intimacy and relationships.
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