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Storied Bodies

Storied Bodies

Gabriela Hirt Victoria, BC

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Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
We also offer an installment payment program and art installation services: contact us for more details.
About the Artwork

Storied bodies is exploring the human body as a vessel holding trauma, collective history and cultural programming determining our ability to connect and overcome discriminative thinking.
In this work I investigate themes of isolation and belonging by placing marked abstracted human figures into relationship with space, time and each other. Living in Canada as an immigrant who has grown up in post-Holocaust Germany, it is of particular interest to me how trauma and collective guilt can keep us mired in constructed concepts of hierarchy perpetuating colonial injustice. My stylized people might be antagonizing, yet they always have more in common than not. This is conveyed by their similar fabric, colour, marks and line-work. You might say, it is a lack of skin laying bare the vulnerability and woundedness of victim, perpetrator and joyful dancer alike. Questions of power imbalance are relayed by size, positioning and movement of the figures. Each of the 25 figures is about 16 inches high. They are floating in the air suspended on nylon threads tied to a metal grid attached to the ceiling.

Exhibiting Online Only.

Technique:Paper, Tape, Glue, Acrylic Painting Scraps
Details & Dimensions
Edition:Original, one of a kind artwork
Unframed Size:84in x 50in
Frame:Not framed
Weight:23.7lbs (estimated)
Shipping & Purchase
Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
Standard shipping is via Canada Post ground. Typically, packages sent within Canada are received in 5-12 days. For expedited shipping, please contact us for a quote.
A payment program is available with three equal installments- we can work together to support artists and your budget! Contact us for details.

Gabriela Hirt

Victoria, British Columbia

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