April 4 - April 27
Edmonton artist Cynthia Fuhrer explores the deep-rooted and inextricable connection that exists between human and animal-kind. These captivating portraits began with a sensitive yet formal portrayal of the artist’s daughter. Fuhrer added an array of fungi to the ethereal dress she wears in the composition, creating a discourse around new technologies in biotechnology procured from fungi. She also selected mainly native Canadian creatures to further the viewer’s association to these beasts and urge contemplation around the sentience and value of all animal life.