In a Constant State of Flux replicates the non-traditional ‘art objects’ often found in exhibition spaces. Items such as extension cords, a power bar, and electrical faceplates are realistically rendered using traditional fine art materials including alabaster and African wonderstone. Playing with elements of display, illusion, time, and labour, In a Constant State of Flux foregrounds mundane objects and occurrences, so that their function, worth, and political utility within the context of the display of art may be called into question.
Candice Davies holds a BFA from York University, Ontario and a MFA from Concordia University, Quebec. Her art practice draws attention to layers of meaning within the gallery space and questions existing assumptions surrounding the art object by engaging the viewer in an unexpected encounter with objects through subtle material interventions in the gallery space. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Canada, namely at The Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Parisian Laundry, CIRCA, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre and an upcoming solo exhibitions at la Centrale Gallerie Powerhouse and TRUCK Contemporary Art.