Maria Simmons Recreates Peatlands’ Strata across Three Floors in “Anoxic Memory”
“Anoxic Memory,” a show by Maria Simmons, maker of “art that eats itself,” opens at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) in Bowmanville, Ontario (CA). Foregrounding their interest in peatlands, the Canadian artist continues to bring the bog into the white cube, here recreating its three strata—anoxic, oxic, atmospheric—vertically. One on floor Simmons evokes “the anaerobic underbellies of Canadian peatlands” in fermentation jugs, on another they fashion “sculptural ponds of brine” (image).
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