Impossible Models | Sarah Nance & Michael Doerksen | April 15 to May 21, 2016


Much like a symbiotic relationship, Impossible Models is the convergence of two artist’s material investigation of the beauty and natural phenomenon of terrestrial and extraterrestrial environments.

Sarah Nance is an American artist working in installation, fiber and sculpture. Light occupies a central role in her work, as it is intimately related to considerations of perception, interconnectedness and ephemerality. Nance is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Fiber at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she was previously a Fountainhead Fellow. Her exhibition record includes: Disjecta and The White Box in Portland OR; Loft 594 in Brooklyn NY; SÍM Gallery in Reykjavík, Iceland; FrontierSpace in Missoula MT and SEDIMENT in Richmond VA.

Michael Doerksen is an artist originally from Victoria, BC who makes mostly sculpture, but sometimes other things like drawings and music. He received an MFA in Sculpture from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. He has played in several bands, most notably as the lead guitarist for Sunset Rubdown. Doerksen currently lives in Banff, Alberta working at The Banff Centre as the Sculpture Facilitator for Visual + Digital Arts.