Chance can give us privilege. Identity is complex and finding a language that moves beyond the binary will open up a world that caters to a spectrum of differences while being inclusive. I defy simplistic categorization and this body of work is exploring the multitudes of self.
Amy Cannestra, an interdisciplinary artist from Wisconsin, combines common, household items, and found objects in ways that challenges the divisive nature of politics and language. Using body and personal experience as a starting point, her practice-based research comes to life as multimedia sculptures and two-dimensional works encouraging meditation, introspection, and hopefully an uncomfortable awareness of one’s own privilege and place.
Cannestra works have shown internationally including the second edition of TRIO: Three Dimensional International Rio Bienal and the 2016 Transart Triennial in Berlin.