The heart can’t wait
Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto
June 27 – September 13, 2020
Daniel Faria Gallery is please to present The heart can’t wait, Steven Beckly’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.
Drawn from a short story by American playwright Tennessee Williams, the exhibition’s title alludes to the heart’s urgent and relentless impulse for life. As a vital organ, it pumps and circulates blood, providing oxygen and nutrients to the rest of the body. Psychologically, the heart links mind and body, intellect and emotion. Culturally, it has been a prevalent philosophical, political and spiritual symbol since the time of the Ancient Greeks.
In The heart can’t wait, Beckly cultivates poetic readings of the heart’s chambers, channels and connections to give content and form to matters of the heart: love, desire and loss. Through intimate encounters with images and objects, Beckly’s new body of work weaves together photographs, sculptures, ropes and chains. Suspending in the gallery space and protruding from the walls, Beckly’s works heighten the tension between attraction and friction, force and vulnerability. Through acts of rupture and repair, The heart can’t wait addresses the heart’s capacity to illuminate loss and heartbreak while holding love and compassion as conditions for personal and collective transformation.
This exhibition is generously supported by the Toronto Arts Council.