Sulfur Studios welcomes Sinéad Hornak

ON::View Artist in Residence

Sinéad Hornak: Book One Spread Three

Sulfur Studios welcomes Sinéad Hornak as their next ON::View Artist in Residence. Hornak’s project, Fleeting Bodies: Eternal Souls, will run from October 5th - November 7th, 2021 in the ON::View Residency.

“We make all of the selections for the ON::View Artist Residency by considering the quality of the work and concept as well as the project’s successful engagement with the public. This round of Artist Residents, (July - November 2021) were prompted to propose a project that dealt with the artists’ reactions to the pandemic,” said Emily Earl, Executive Director at Sulfur Studios.

Fleeting Bodies: Eternal Souls is a focus on the bodily containment of the human soul, documenting the gradual decay of our bodies into an ephemeral and abstract state. Over the next month, Hornak will be narrating the soul’s path to existence through abstract collages and mixed media work in a sequence of book pages. Each page will be independently displayed in the window, building a tapestry of abstract collaged pages composing this overarching narrative of the soul escaping the bodily containment.

“During my practice, my work will be a meditative process of connecting not to my specific body, but the ways individual emotions interact with our vessels. Objects, emotions, and abstract mark making used in art does not need to bear a meaning but be a guide in allowing the soul to speak though our forms,” said artist in residence Sinéad Hornak, Fine Artist and Textile Designer.

According to the artist statement about the work this piece will not depict a specific person or personal narrative but be a broader human experience, suggesting the temporal aspects of the body and the possibilities of the soul within. Using an abstract approach, Hornak will show the withering away of the human form into an abstract presence.

“This piece will be an open metaphor bringing awareness to the power of the fleeting figure and the beauty in our loss of control. Our bodily presence forms community,” said Hornak about her work.  

“I’m particularly excited to see Sinead’s work as it transforms and slowly takes over the front windows of the Residency Studio. One of my favorite things about our Residency space is the opportunity for the public to walk by anytime day or night and look in and see an artist at work and watch that evolution over the days and weeks of each Residency period,” said Earl.

Hornak will have open studio hours on Thursdays and Sundays from 12 - 5PM; walk-ins are welcome. The public is encouraged to follow along at @onviewresidency Instagram account as Hornak does a takeover, and shares her work throughout the Residency period.

Earl said, “As viewers, we typically miss out on so much of the artists’ process in creating, so I think it’s really special to offer such an intimate look into all the steps an artist takes from concept to final presentation of an idea.”

There will be an Artist Talk in person and simulcast via IG Live @sulfurstudios on Saturday, October 23rd at 2PM. The Closing Reception will be held on Friday, November 5th from 5 - 9PM in conjunction with First Fridays in Starland. 

Earl shared that Sulfur Studios has been busy and has some other shows coming up including EDGE, A Collaborative Exhibition by Cynthia Knott & Michael Turner, Altarpiece: Offering by Troy Wandzel, their upcoming fundraiser in November and the call for submissions for their annual White Elephant affordable art exhibition. 

More information about Hornak's Residency and other upcoming shows can be found at sulfurstudios.org

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