Installation view.

Nikki Woolsey, “Thriving Home” (2019) found poster, wood, acrylic paint, resin, milkweed, lentils, 18 x 18”.

Garrett Lockhart, “Starweed 1" (2019) steel wool, rust, 14 x 12”.

Nikki Woolsey, “Closing Store with Fruit Remix” (2019) wood, resin, paint, beads, wicker, suede, plastic bag, price tag, metal, tape, candle, 17 x 12”.

Suzanna Zak, “Moss Soak” (2019) weathered c-print, stone, flowers, resin, steel, 13 x 7 x 3.5”.

Installation view.

Suzanna Zak, “River Submerging” (2019) c-print, cropped and preserved, salt, 4.3 x 4”.
Garrett Lockhart, “WASTELAND” (2019) lumber crayon, found paper, salvaged nails, 24 x 18”.
Installation view.
Garrett Lockhart, “Against the pigs, for pot, for freedom of sex” (2019) laserprint, christian workbook page, cotton rag, salvaged wood, 8.5 x 11”.

Nikki Woolsey, “March-April” (2019) wood, paint, glass, metal, nails, rope, 25 x 9 x 7.5”.
Installation view.
Garrett Lockhart, Suzanna Zak, “Lock 'n Key” (2019) steel fence, found handwritten directions, horseshoe, found keys, charms, wire, plastic, found U-lock, worry stone, 43.5 x 36 x 44.5”.
Suzanna Zak, “River Soak” (2019) weathered c-print, stone, flowers, resin, steel, 13 x 7 x 3.5”.
Nikki Woolsey, “Thaw” (2019) pewter caming, glass, chain, 9 x 5 x 1”. Suzanna Zak, “Radical Ragweed Removal” (2019) found dictionary page, 8.5 x 11”.

Suzanna Zak, “How Howling Controls the Confines” (2019) digital video, 8:43 duration.


Jul 12 — Aug 11

Hope is a duty from which paleontologists are exempt. Their job is to take the long view, the cold and stony view, of triumphs and catastrophes in the history of life. They study teeth, tree trunks, leaves, pollen, and other biological relics, and from it they attempt to discern the lost secrets of time, the big patterns of stasis and change, the trends of innovation and adaptation and refinement and decline that have blown and evaporated, like sea winds among ancient creatures in ancient ecosystems. Although life is their subject, death and burial supply all their data. This gives to paleontologists a certain distance, a perspective beyond the reach of anxiety over outcomes of the struggles they chronicle. If “hope is the thing with feathers,” as Emily Dickinson said, then it's good to remember that feathers don't generally fossilize well.

Garrett Lockhart (b. 1994, Nanaimo, B.C., Canada) received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Computation Arts at Concordia University in Montreal. He is a co-director of Calaboose, an independent project space located in a converted carriage house in Montreal.  

Nikki Woolsey (b. 1983, Toronto) graduated from OCAD University in 2008. Her sculptures consider the perceived significance and categorization of objects. Unravelling these understandings, her materials are put through a process of intuitive reconfiguration and deliberate fabrication. 

Suzanna “Suzie” Zak (b. 1990, Moscow, Russia) received her MFA from the Yale School of Art in Sculpture in 2019 and her BFA in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012. Her practices straddles between the mediums of sculpture and photography. She is the 2019 teaching fellow for the Yale Prison Education Initiative. 



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