KRISTA BELLE STEWART | A GUEST A HOST A GHOST
SATURDAY 26 MAY – SATURDAY 21 JULY 2018
FRIDAY 25 MAY 2018, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Krista Belle Stewart brings to YYZ dirt from her home in the Okanagan Nation and from Seoul, South Korea, both collections beautifully housed in ceramic containers. Stewart will explore our immediate environment for a possible addition to her growing soil archive, which acts as a travelling reminder of her home and grounding Stewart to where she stands.
KRISTA BELLE STEWART holds an MFA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Her work engages with the complexities of archival material through processes that allow for both intimacy and coincidence and for the atemporal meeting of actors across time. Working with video, photography, design, ephemera and textiles, Stewart straddles the gaps between personal and institutional histories through transparent mediation. Stewart’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal; Plug In ICA, Winnipeg; House of World Cultures, Berlin; International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York; Vancouver Art Gallery; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Mercer Union, Toronto; Artspeak, Vancouver; the Western Front, Vancouver; and Esker Foundation, Calgary. She is a member of the Upper Nicola Band of the Okanagan Nation and lives and works in Vancouver.
Krista Belle Stewart gratefully acknowledges the support of the British Columbia Arts Council. She would like to thank Steven Cottingham for writing a text for the exhibition.