Drawing through fluid oil paint, Hemming’s lines shape-shift into complex networks and forms that conjure the natural world. These new works explore the uncertainty and contingency surrounding our relationships to the environment. Working reductively and within a strict set of formal parameters, Hemming pares down the painting process, manipulating oils until the surface is no longer malleable. What remains is evidence of a presence that has been and gone. In the absence of humanity, a life force continues within the work. Stefany Hemming is an artist based in Vancouver, BC. She is a Fine Arts graduate of Emily Carr University and studied Design at Concordia University in Montreal. Her work has been exhibited and collected nationally and in the US.