ABOUT


KC Wilcox is a Canadian artist working with sculpture and mold-making. Her practice is centered on using everyday forms and objects as a way to explore relationships to human bodies in natural and domestic spaces. Wilcox is of English settler and Acadien ancestry. Since graduating from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2014, she has exhibited work across Canada in public galleries, artist-run centres, and DIY venues. She is a former Executive Director of Connexion, an artist-run centre for contemporary art in Fredericton, NB. She lives in Saint John, NB (unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Peoples), where she is Co-Director and Curator (with Emily Saab) of Visitors, a gallery-shop project space.

DESCRIPTION: “Shedding” is a series of sculptural replicas of discarded objects found on Tin Can Beach—the last remaining coastline with natural features on Saint John’s south-central peninsula, unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Peoples. Using the technique of rubber latex casting, the work explores “wild objects”—the unwanted material by-product of industry situated on Tin Can Beach, past and present, and the things unsheltered from our domestic spaces, both left unprotected, and vulnerable to their destructive potential to harm the natural environment. This series draws attention to the transformation of things into waste and the destabilizing effect waste has on the natural world. It speaks to our instincts towards caring and consumption, addressing the ways in which we participate in the life—and afterlife—of commodities.