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Tiffany April | If You Discover Fire

Tiffany April | If You Discover Fire
May 13 - June 10
Artist Reception: May 19, 5-7 pm

Wall Space Gallery is proud to present Ottawa-based Tiffany April's second solo exhibition with the gallery, If You Discover Fire. Within this body of work, April explores Western post-human relationships to nature and technology within growing wildfire disasters.

If You Discover Fire weaves together the myriad ways that our bodies and minds are deeply connected to fire; its effect on early hominin brain development, status as a divine entity, mythological connections to sexuality, power, and knowledge, its hand in Indigenous and Western land cultivation and technological developments, and its role in balancing ecosystems.

"Today, fire has made space travel and renewable energy possible. As our bodies continue to undergo mental and physical stressors of climate change, the question remains: if you discover fire what will you do with it — innovate or find the nearest exit?" - Tiffany April

Tiffany April is a visual artist working in painting and light-based installation. She deconstructs the hierarchy between human and non-human beings, and instead considers the human body as engrained in ecological processes. April uses sensuality and simplicity of forms woven in space to place the bodily on the same plane as the technological and the organic. April completed her MFA at the University of Ottawa (2019), and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts at Concordia University (2014).

April is grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts for their support of this exhibition.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources.

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