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Second Nature: FERAL by Veronica Verkley

This event took place on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 5:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery

Veronica Verkley
Second Nature: FERAL

Thursday, December 8 to Saturday, February 25
Exhibition Opening December 8, 2016 5:30pm

This new media installation by Dawson City-based artist Veronica Verkley includes a projected stop motion animation film and its intricate sets within an immersive soundscape filling the darkened room. An abandoned, post-apocalyptic house deteriorates in spectacular fashion as time, nature and the elements take over, nearly destroy, then ultimately transform the house. Even out of destruction there can emerge a transformative beauty: the house becomes uninhabitable to some, but in its decay becomes refuge and possibility for others.

While it reads as a time-lapse shot over several years, in reality it’s an animation of a scale model shot over several months, with the deteriorations and decay all animated by hand: the house gradually collapsing into darkness then resurfacing into light as nature triumphs as a creative force.

This exhibition is curated with two other shows: Jessica Auer and Andreas Rutkauskas’ Out of Office and Behind the Lines: Contemporary Syrian Art December 8, 2016 – February 25, 2017. For more information about these two exhibits, visit yukonartscentre.com

An artist talk with Veronica Verkley will take place at the Available Light Film Festival timed with the release of a special Second Nature: FERAL catalogue between February 4-12, 2017. Visit ALFF.ca for an update in December.

Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 12 pm to 5 pm
Closed Sunday
Open for shows in the Theatre

The Yukon Film Society gratefully acknowledges the annual support of Yukon Arts Operating Fund, Lotteries Yukon and Canada Council for the Arts. Project support for ALFF 2017 media art exhibition: Yukon Artsfund.

Second Nature: FERAL by Veronica Verkley

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