Marianne Burlew’s installation affords space for contemplating the body’s unique sensory
knowledge and its role in mediating perception. The exhibition consists
of four stations that present sculptures in the form of furniture and textile
objects, alongside videos that explore concepts of becoming through
performance. Each work contains moments of co-creation, between the
subjects within the works as well as between the artworks and the audience.
Visitors are encouraged to interact with the objects and spend time moving
from each station to the next in an active role of thinking and feeling.
Marianne Burlew is an installation artist whose work focuses on themes
of embodiment. She received her MFA from the University of
Waterloo, and her BFA from York University. She participated as
an artist-in-residence in the textile studio at the Harbourfront Centre over
several years, and has exhibited her artworks at the Idea Exchange, Red
Head Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Gladstone Hotel, Craft Ontario Gallery,
and Mississauga Living Arts Centre. Her work is in several private collections
as well as the Fibre Art Collection of the Idea Exchange, Cambridge.