Window: Dear Cheryl by Kristin Nelson, until April 30


Location: Artspace Building, corner of Bannatyne @ Arthur [sidewalk level]

window is please to present our thirty-second installation, Dear Cheryl (2017) by Kristin Nelson, on view until April 30th.


The name, Cheryl Lashek, in its particular and cursive font, is familiar, and rests on the tip of our local and collective tongues. This 'feeling of knowing' becomes a unity of culture, or meme, borrowing its form from what is seemingly insignificant.

While the physical machinations of our world are attended to on earth, by architects and by engineers, our necks crane ever higher.

Cheryl Lashek is a professional engineer who works for the City of Winnipeg in the position of Director, Inspection and Technical Services. Her name and signature font is recognizable on valid elevator permits across Manitoba. Cheryl Lashek remains unavailable for comment.

About the Artist

Born in Ajax Ontario, Kristin Nelson received her BFA in Visual Arts at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (2003) and MFA at Concordia University (2014). Through a process of examination and re-contextualization, she transforms mundane subjects into larger social concerns. Kristin has completed a Canada Council International Residency in Sydney Australia (2015) and at the Banff Centre for the Arts (2008). She has exhibited work across Canada and in México. Her work is represented by Lisa Kehler Art + Projects.

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bannatyne @ arthur