Kira Meyer

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2024 | latex | 60″ x 63″

Transfer suspends the tattered residue of cardboard boxes within a handmade fabric of latex. The boxes, manufactured as a system of organization, are collapsed and transformed into a slowly decaying, organic membrane. Through this work, I consider the allure of commodities and projected desire in contrast to the intimacy of handmade objects.

My practice is concerned with the construction of self-identity as related to consumption and ritual. Throughout this body of work, I reconfigure ephemeral materials such as cardboard, plastic, and tape to develop a material language that is both familiar and quietly unsettling. Containers and packaging products serve as an invitation to consider self-organization as influenced by repetitive behaviours, and emotional or environmental circumstances.

Gum Piece

2024 | gum, packaging, pine | 105″ x 94″

Gum Piece magnifies a quotidian, compulsive gesture through the presentation of grotesque accumulation. This composition of depleted remnants creates an incidental data record, at once a timeline and a portrait. Gum Piece is a graft onto the existing architecture, built into the gallery window. The intervening abject material becomes confusingly beautiful, recalling glass block architecture, stained glass windows, or multicoloured windows across a cityscape.

Portfolio Selections

Fabric Piece | 2023 | sewing patterns, hot glue, plexiglass | 18″ x 24″

Erections | 2023 | packing tape, pine | dimensions variable

Interrupted Seriality | 2023 | cardboard, plaster, insulation foam board | each 10″ x 10″

Arrangements | 2022 | cardboard, PET-G, steel tube, screws | 22″ x 22″ x 2 1/2″

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Kira Meyer is an artist from Vancouver, on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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