Incorporating the languages of painting, sculpture, video and installation, Mandy Espezel’s new exhibition Inappropriate Intensities is invested in a dialogue between materialist and intuitive process, mimetic representations, and psychological/emotional embodiments. Cycling amongst themes of identity, memory, sexuality, and anxiety, the work inhabits a dark and playful place; at once joyful, and deeply vulnerable. February 14 – April 3, 2015.
Mandy Espezel is a visual artist originally from Fort McMurray, Alberta. She received her MFA in 2012 from the University of Lethbridge. From 2008-2009 Espezel was a regular contributor to PrarieArsters.com, the Alberta-based visual arts blog created by Amy Fund, and also co-authored the column “Art Box” with Jill Stanton, published weekly in SEE Magazine. Espezel’s work was recently included in the group exhibition “The Missing Body: performance in the absence of the artist” curated by Cindy Baker, at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Espezel is based in Lethbridge, Alberta.