Between things (afield)

Wendy Oberlander

About Wendy Oberlander

Running through the past 35 years of creative work is an exploration of the hidden. What lies between, behind and under is what captivates: I seek to reveal, express and name the underside of memory, identity and the archive. Materials and methods mix to stimulate both the sensory and the cultural imagination. Film, installation, painting and objects have been exhibited across North America and Europe in museums, galleries, public spaces, and cinemas. Past projects have been generously supported by the Canada Council, BC Arts Council, National Film Board and the Fulbright Scholars Program, among others. I live and work on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

About Between things (afield)

Find a field for rest. Sun, water, sky, with arms to hold you. Debt is forgiven, and barriers drop.Comfort allows a pause to look both inward and around. Horizons are not fixed, time and space trade places. Here you can find multiples of six – fields for the harvest and fields for the future. Maybe freedom lies in the dream of wildness, the seventh space.This painting is part of a continuing project that examines what lies between objects, ideas and people. Here, in the realm of Shmita, we create possibilities.