Emily Lendl
Emily Lendl is a Calgary based artist with a BFA in drawing.  Her artwork consists of the collection and assemblages of various strange, but meaningful combinations of found objects and materials producing new connotations for her new forms.  Within the tradition of figurative sculpture and surrealism, Lendl uses sardonic humor and the element of surprise and wonder to unapologetically challenge views on sexuality, fetishe, and gender roles.    A major influence of Emily’s approach to her craft is standup comedy.  She believes comedy is a useful device for dissecting the social world around her, revealing the familiar as strange, and encouraging the audience to question what they know.