Where: The Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
When: December 9th, 2011 to March 5th, 2012.
Admission: Adult $10, Student $8, Senior $8, Child $6
With the assistance of a community partnership grant from the Embassy of the United States, New York based artist Sarah Walko’s elaborate installation piece, It is least what one ever sees will feature in the exhibition Preternatural. The installation is made up of thousands of natural and organic specimens, which have been organized and displayed in test tubes. For Walko the test tubes are both containers for tiny worlds and symbols of scientific methodology.
Sarah is a published poet and she includes snippets of text, cut and torn from books, among her specimens. Every tiny object she has collected tells a story that highlights the beauty and mystery of nature and culture and the fusion between the two. Walko’s work echoes the spirit of the Natural History Museum and the fascination with collecting, studying and telling stories through objects.
Sarah is a multimedia sculptor/installation artist and writer, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is currently the Executive Director of the Triangle Arts Association, a non-profit arts organization in Brooklyn, New York and a writer for White Whale Review, an online literary journal. Recently her work has been shown in group exhibitions at the WORK gallery, Brooklyn, New York; The Last Supper Festival, Brooklyn, New York; and the El Museo De Arte in El Salvador.
For more information, please visit www.preternatural.ca