Cassils
Canadian,
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Selected exhibitions
2018
Reprise: Summer Show 2018,
Ronald Feldman Gallery
2017
MONUMENTAL,
Ronald Feldman Gallery
2013
Cassils: Body of Work,
Ronald Feldman Gallery

“Our bodies are sculptures formed by society’s expectations…[M]y body is my medium,” says Heather Cassils, who uses art to explore gender in non-binary terms. Approaching transexuality as a continuum rather than a process of transition with an end point, he combines the artistic traditions of documentation and performance with his own bodybuilding practice. In the work Cuts: A Traditional Sculpture, Cassils revisits Eleanor Antin’s landmark work of feminist art, Carving: A Traditional Sculpture. Cassil’s work upends Antin’s quest for physical perfection by focusing on the quest to gain mass rather than lose it.