LANDSCAPE is a photographic installation that places the viewer under the surface of the ground. Referencing the stability and instability of the earth, the three photographic panels are seamless at their top and fragmented at their bottom. The high degree of realism and detail are possible due to a production process that mixes analogue and digital: LANDSCAPE was shot on large-format film, digitally compositioned, then printed on Tyvek.
Sarah Ciurysek is a Canadian artist working mainly in photography, video, and installation to examine our relationship to the ground. The artwork typically consists of large-scale colour photographs of soil, grass, fields, and floors; these works reference graves, death, life, nourishment, history, archeology, and rural sensibilities and concerns.
Sarah was raised in northern Alberta and continues to make much of her work there. She trained at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (BFA 2003), Parsons The New School for Design, and Concordia University (MFA 2007). Her work has been exhibited across Canada, in the UK, and in South Africa. She has participated in national and international residencies and has been the recipient of Canada Council and Alberta Foundation for the Arts grants. She is an Assistant Professor at the School of Art, University of Manitoba.