Sessa Englund

Sessa Englund's work blends a variety of references — from Northern European folklore to piercings and troll dolls — grounded in cultural semiotics: an exploration of the meanings we assign to materials and processes. In the works in this exhibition, the artist employs a variety of materials — ranging from cherry wood, marzipan, latex, copper dust, and cast resin — to construct a multifaceted speculation on impermanence and identity. Enlisting inanimate objects as stand-ins for implied bodies, Englund's work emphasizes the exchange between aggression and vulnerability; otherness and familiarity; expectations and failure.