Postcards from the Void

September 4, 2008

By Mike Landry

"Deep resonance," part of Aleksandra Rdest's latest series.

In the city of Kitchener, where Aleksandra Rdest grew up, roads didn’t have ends. So when the visual artist was told to take “the road into town,” head to the end and go to the house across from the convenience store, she couldn’t help but feel a little scared.

“I was like number? Street name? No,” says Rdest. “I didn’t really know what I was getting into going out there. I had a kind of idealized notion of what small town life would be, and it was very quaint but the reality wasn’t so.”

That was last Spring when Rdest first made it to the end of the road to Pouch Cove, about 20 minutes outside of St. John’s, Newfoundland. Rdest has returned from the artist in residency program and she brought a new series of work called, Postcards from the Void with her.

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