Metempsychosis is a series of eighteen allegorical paintings by artist Jessica Yeandle-Hignell, exploring feelings of longing and agitation as the opportunity to transcend the self. Metempsychosis further develops “The Story of Mira M.*” an imagined story world shaped by influences as diverse as Rumi, Julia Kristeva, Philip K. Dick and David Lynch. It is a world of embodied paradoxes whose relationships, attractions and repulsions tell the story of an urge toward a unified self, albeit one that is composed of seemingly irreconcilable fragments.

Jessica Yeandle-Hignell is a Vancouver-based artist with a background as a contractual sculptor, painter and illustrator. With diverse media she works serially and embraces a nonlinear style of story-telling. Taking inspiration from heterodox religious sources and accounts of paranormal experience, the subject of her work is often an exploration of tension within personal, erotic and psycho-social experience. She earned her BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2008 and has exhibited most recently at Dynamo Arts Association, Unit/Pitt and Black & Yellow.

* http://jessicayh.com/2014_miram.html

OPENING RECEPTION FEB 11 2017 6-9PM

EXHIBITION RUN FEB 11 - MAR 11 2017