Architectural ceramic and fibre artist Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante and her son Maxwell Sterry present the exhibition text messaging at Ashpa Naira Gallery on the westside of Okanagan Lake.

Architectural ceramic and fibre artist Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante and her son Maxwell Sterry present the exhibition text messaging at Ashpa Naira Gallery on the westside of Okanagan Lake.

Ceramic installation reads between the lines

Ashpa Naira artists explore the participatory culture of wireless communication and how text messaging has had a major impact in the world.

  • Aug. 24, 2012 12:00 p.m.

Ashpa Naira Gallery has a new exhibition: text messaging, a collaborative  installation by architectural ceramic and fibre artist Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante and her son Maxwell Sterry.

In the exhibition, both artists have explored how the participatory culture of wireless communication and, in particular, text messaging has had a major impact in the world.

“Such a very influential and powerful tool has changed the way people communicate, where the world seems to be a lot smaller and more inclusive; where the people’s power has made possible new forms of interaction that were not possible before,” said Sanchez de Bustamente. “The act of text messaging has had a major repercussion on the political world, changing the reality of people around the globe.”

The ceramic installation speaks of a desire for a better future, she added.

“As Mahatma Gandhi said: ‘If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against violence, we shall have to begin with the children.’”

Text messaging runs from now to Oct. 15 at Ashpa Naira Gallery, located at 9492 Houghton Rd., on the westside of Okanagan Lake. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday to Sunday, or by appointment.

For more information, call 250-549-4249 or visit www.ashpanairagallery.com