Image: Ruth Eckland

Concept:

The exhibition explores what it is to lose something, someone, some direction and some sense of self. But is it so bad to be a flaneur, flaneuse, in wanderlust, in terra incognita, a nomad, a shaman, a drifter?

A fantastic array of international artists come together in one space to find lucidity in that loss. Through various retrieval methodologies the artists explore navigational strategies, emotional celibacy, memories, reinvention, survival skills and escapism. Work exhibited include film, animation, photography, installations, drawings, paintings and sculpture to keep hold of old ties, retrace steps and to experience the joy of retrieval.

The exhibition asks the audience how we find clarity and closure when the subject has ceased. It allows the artists to answer how the unforeseen is evitable not calculated or measured because ultimately our possessions may have disappeared but we are still here.


Image: Ellen Jantzen

Laurel Terlesky and Bren Simmers


Squamish, B.C., Canada

'Narratives of the Lost'

Graphite, printed text and photo (11"x7")

Narratives of the Lost is a collaboration between Laurel Terlesky and Bren Simmers featuring photography, poetry, and drawing. The project began with pictures of lost objects taken on daily walks around Squamish, B.C., where they both lived. By framing these lost objects as art—gloves placed carefully on branches for their owners to reclaim—they become an entry point into narrative, sparking conversations about connection. Who did these items belong to and how do they reflect our changing community identity?