Emerging artist Stephanie Patsula earned her Bachelor of Fine Art from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, and has recently relocated to Edmonton to pursue her Master of Fine Art at the University of Alberta. Her work to date has tended to be performance-based, taking place in remote wilderness areas for very limited (or no) audiences. This exhibition presents a number of large-scale photos that document some of Patsula’s performances, in which she manipulates her body using mirrors and multiple exposure techniques to create uncanny, manipulated forms that express a bodily unease and lost identity in relation to the natural environment.
This exhibition is part of the 2019 Capture Photography Festival Selected Exhibition Program.
Image Credit: Stephanie Patsula, from the series Symbols of Solitude, 2018, ink jet print, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the artist.