Mary Joyce is an artist born in Montreal, living in Edmonton. An award-winning printmaker, drawer and painter, she has been producing and exhibiting in Canada and Europe since 1986. Sensory retention through body memory, labour, how things work, women’s work, industrial architecture and engineering provide material for her investigations. Her current interests query speed and the passage of time. Her subject is memory and consciousness; how the body, mind and heart are simultaneously imprinted with sensory evidence of rapid passage through time and space, and the indelibility of specific places in imagination. Drawings she makes while in motion signify the primary experience of the present passing into past, future becoming present. In 2012, Mary Joyce’s long lasting exploration of speed, time and space drew her attention to cities, crowds, red squares and safety pins, an upsurge of social change, of political mobilization and citizen engagement. Since then, the upsurge continues and by its vitality, invites ongoing celebration of the courage and resilience of its activists.