Darcie Bernhardt – Akisuktuaq

Feheley Fine Arts was pleased to present Darcie Bernhardt’s first solo exhibition at the gallery in June, 2021. The exhibition’s title Akisuktuaq is an Inuvialuktun word which, when translated to English, means “striking a shiny object with its rays.” Evocative of sparkle, light, and shine, Bernhardt’s paintings convey Akisuktuaq—from the medium they are primed with, to their play on highly concentrated light in both interior and exterior scenes.

In this artist talk, Emily Lawrence and Bernhardt discuss specific paintings in the show, memory in art practice, preparing for a solo exhibition during a pandemic, and more.