Vicky Sabourin: Warmblood

February 10 – March 31, 2018
Opening Reception and Performance
Friday, February 9, 7:00PM
*The artist begins her durational performance at 7:00PM

Artist Talk
Vicky Sabourin: Living with a Horse in my Bedroom
Saturday, February 10, 2:00PM

Based in Montreal, Vicky Sabourin combines installation and performance to create durational tableau vivant. Her work delves into the multiple layers of her own identity, pulling stories from fairy tales, mythology, and her own family history. She often uses seduction and desire to stimulate a strong emotional response in the viewer and considers herself an image maker. Warmblood explores the intensely intimate relationships between human and horse and considers the potency of this noble animal as symbolic motif, emblematic of the power of dynamic man attempts to exert upon the world. The artist’s performance and its vestige as installation meditate upon the fantasized figure of the cowboy, imprinted in our collective imagination through cinema, television, print media, and, literature, and investigates the link between rider and horse, wilderness and control.

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Image: Vicky Sabourin, Warmblood: In progress, living with the horse II, 2014. Image courtesy of the artist.

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Curated by Katie Belcher 

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Above Image: Vicky Sabourin, Living with a Horse in My Bedroom, a photo document of the process of making ‘Warmblood’, 2014.
Below Images: Installation views of Vicky Sabourin: Warmblood, Access Gallery, 2018. Photodocumentation by Chelsea Yuill.

Wall title and Exhibition tearsheet.

Installation view of Warmblood, ongoing, first performed in 2014. Felted horse, horse hair, human hair, encaustic, 500 lb sand, print on vinyl of a dirt hole measuring 50″ x 72″. Durational performance.

Installation view of Warmblood, ongoing, first performed in 2014. Felted horse, horse hair, human hair, encaustic, 500 lb sand, print on vinyl of a dirt hole measuring 50″ x 72″. Durational performance.

Detail of Warmblood, ongoing, first performed in 2014. Felted horse, horse hair, human hair, encaustic, 500 lb sand, print on vinyl of a dirt hole measuring 50″ x 72″. Durational performance.

Detail view of Becoming Invisible, ongoing since 2017. Photography, etching, ceramics, video.

Installation view of Becoming Invisible, ongoing since 2017. Photography, etching, ceramics, video.

Detail view of Becoming Invisible, ongoing since 2017. Photography, etching, ceramics, video.

Detail view of Becoming Invisible, ongoing since 2017. Photography, etching, ceramics, video.