By Dorota Kozinska

 
Born in Montreal in 1954, and proudly self-taught, Day leaves an undeniable mark on each object, no pun intended. Hewn from wood, her choice medium, she seeks simplicity by reducing the material to its minimum, stripping and taking away to finally reveal the form that is hers, and hers alone.

Stylized human figures are suspended by invisible threads, above a rectangular platform or hanging way up high from the ceiling.

Such is the case of her dandy of a "Golden boy" proudly displaying his gilded groin: Day's way of showing the potential in the male body, the spirit that can be born of it.

 

The spiritual is part and parcel of Day's production, her need for a holistic understanding of her environment, the need for space to breathe and observe, and one in which to create from the heart.

The Outremont gallery is perfectly suited for this exciting, and very tactile, show. The sculpture have lots of space and they usurp is with gusto. Primordial creatures climb up walls among fossil-like plants, and human figures soar in the air or 'rest' on it like hovering alien mummies...

NB: A short video accompanies the exhibition in which the artist discusses her works and approach (in French). Click on the gallery below to view.

 


Sara Day
Galerie d'Art d'Outremont
41, avenue Saint-Just
Montreal (Outremont)
From September 8 to October 2, 2016
Galerie d'art d'Outremont(lien externe)

Outremont->
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www.saraday.ca(lien externe)
Transformation, 2011. Gilded carved wood, 16 x 120 x 23 cm
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Cowhand. Wood, gold, 72 x 47 x 15 cm
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Mur de Joie, 2014. Ceramic, crystal, 17 x 24 x 15 cm
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Inner-Outer-Secret, wood, gold, 40 x 16 x 17 cm
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Passage, wood, 2015-2016. Styromousse, 115 x 50 x 70 cm,
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Waterbaby, wood, 80 x 19 x 25 cm,
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Cloud, 55 x 114 x20cm
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Photos: Guy L Heureux