Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art presents

Saturday, December 15, 2018

A Reversal of Winds by Sylvia Matas | Bookwork Launch and Signing

***Off-site location: Blinkers, 520 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3A 0X8***

Bookwork Launch and Signing, 1-3pm

As part of Blinkers Holiday Sale, 12-5pm

On Saturday, December 15 at 1pm, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art presents the launch of Sylvia Matas’s new bookwork A Reversal of Winds at Blinkers Holiday Sale.* We hope you take this opportunity to meet the artist, and bring home an ethereal work of visual poetics.

A Reversal of Winds brings together images and texts that point to unrealized futures and residue of past worlds that co-exist within the present. The existence of people is peripheral. They enter the book indirectly through traces they’ve left: a path in the snow, billows of smoke, the remains of built environments…

Sylvia Matas is an interdisciplinary artist from Winnipeg, Canada whose work is characterized by an inquiry into the grey area between reality and perception, through an exploration of unexplained phenomena, our relationship with nature, and altered experiences of time and space. She received a Masters of Fine Arts from the Chelsea College in London, England (2008). Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues in Winnipeg such as The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Gallery 1C03, Lantern, Lisa Kehler Art + Projects; and in Canada and abroad at the Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON; Truck Contemporary Art, Calgary; Útúrdúr, Reykjavik; the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, MKG127, Toronto and Mercer Union, Toronto. Her work is currently on view at Plug In ICA as part of Days of Reading: beyond this state of affairs.

* Hosted at Blinkers at 520 Hargrave Street, the holiday sale will showcase the work of local artists and organizations. Books, totes, merch and prints from Plug In ICA’s Bookshop will be available from 12 to 5pm and Matas will be in attendance from 1 to 3pm to launch and sign copies of A Reversal of Winds.

A Reversal of Winds
Sylvia Matas, 2018
6.125 x 7.25 in | 20 pages | perfect bound

Plug In ICA participating in
Blinkers Holiday Sale
December 15, 2018 | 12-5pm
520 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3A 0X8

Image: Sylvia Matas, Lunar Seas from A Reversal of Winds, 2018.

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