Heather Savard, MFA Intermedia: PATTERN 2451



2021–22 Ticket Information

FAB Gallery, 1-1 Fine Arts Building
University of Alberta
(780) 492-2081

Gallery Hours
Tuesday to Friday

Admission is free. Masks are strongly recommended indoors on the University of Alberta campus.

Heather Savard, MFA Intermedia: PATTERN 2451

May 10th–June 03, 2022
FAB Gallery
Second Floor

Opening Reception
University of Alberta faculty, staff, students and invited guests
Friday, May 20
FAB Gallery

About the Exhibit

Pattern 2451 is a research and process-based exploration of a tea set that I was given from my grandmother. The project is in response to my experiences of moving and packing my own things, and the objects from my grandparent’s house. I began this work wanting to know what it means for an object to be valuable enough to keep, and how we decide what to throw away. In this exploration of personal value Pattern 2451 investigates the origins of middle-class objects of luxury, the tension between the duty of safe keeping and guilt of discarding, and the current overwhelming abundant need to buy, as a form of self-improvement/optimization marketed in consumer culture.

Heather Savard is a visual artist from Edmonton, Canada, located on Treaty 6 territory. She has received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary studies from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Her current artistic process revolves around the actions of moving and packing, and how the decisions made during those actions, of what to bring and leave behind, reveal about the private and public notions of value.

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