SMAGGIE GROAT

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Mag­gie Groat is a St. Catharines–based artist who works in a va­ri­ety of me­dia, in­clud­ing works on pa­per, site-spe­cific in­ter­ven­tions, sculp­ture, tex­tiles and pub­li­ca­tions. Through an In­dige­nous (Skarù:re?)/set­tler lens, Groat ex­plores sal­vage prac­tices, shift­ing ter­ri­to­ries and al­ter­na­tive and de­colo­nial ways of be­ing. In her col­lage All Things Un­der In­flu­ence of the Moon II (2014), Groat in­ves­ti­gates cy­cles, bal­ance and ce­les­tial knowl­edge. The piece con­sid­ers the an­ces­tral and power re­la­tion­ships of the moon and its in­flu­ence over our bod­ies and all mat­ter of life. Groat writes that All Things ex­plores the ways in which the moon guides her, af­fects and times her body and the nat­u­ral el­e­ments around her. The moon casts light on our dark­ness and rep­re­sents far­away, ob­scured knowl­edge. All Things ex­plores al­ter­na­tive ways of see­ing and finds com­fort in not know­ing.

Mag­gie Groat All Things Un­der In­flu­ence of the Moon I 2014 Col­lage 15.2 x 15.2 cm COUR­TESY ERIN STUMP PROJECTS

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