Natalie Purschwitz | Awkward Moment
2017 | Fabric | 18” x18”
In Natalie Purschwitz’s soft and subtle fabric work Awkward Moment, a neutral form hangs with a sunset cascading over it, transforming the ordinary and capturing an ephemeral yet cyclic moment.
Vancouver based artist and designer Natalie Purschwitz uses her practice to seek out the spaces between art and design, performance and daily life. Her sculpture, installation, video, performance, photography and works on paper are motivated by material, form, anthropology, archaeology, and relationships of humans to nature. Purschwitz holds a Bachelor of Art in Archaeology from the University of Calgary, did an exchange program at Cooper Union in New York, and completed her BFA at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2001. Her work has been shown in Japan, the UK, throughout Canada and across British Columbia. Notable exhibitions include the solo projects Proposed UFOs, Oxygen Artist Run Centre, Nelson, BC; Rituals, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coliquitlam, BC; and the two-person exhibition i can see your underwear, Centre A: International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver, BC. Her work is currently on display as part of Entering the Landscape at Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art. Purschwitz has a parallel practice as a costume and set designer for contemporary dance and theatre and in 2011 completed the year long project Makeshift, where she only wore items of clothing made by herself.
This work was donated to Plug In ICA's 2017 Gala and Art Auction, proceeds from the sale of this piece support our artistic and educational programming.
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