Becky Ip, Sam Mogelonsky, Mark Stebbins
Curated by Linda Jansma
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario
24 August – 3 November
Opening Reception: RMG Fridays, 6 September, 7-10pm
The works in Making Methods focus on concepts of repetition, detail, and labour as a means of production. They arise in an era when rapid digital and non-physical experiences are commonplace. In this exhibition, art by three emerging Toronto-based artists demonstrate a deliberate engagement with the physical, through material. This modernization of craft-based processes, could indicate an increased focus on hand-rendered art.
Although each of the artist’s work is steeped in process, it is not, however, the process alone that makes their work compelling. Becky Ip’s meticulous graphite drawings are translated to paintings on mylar and recorded to experimental film. Samantha Mogelonsky’s sculptures are experiments in material and labour, each made with disarmingly excessive method. Mark Stebbins’ paintings deal in the art of the error—the glitch. His meticulous process is a manipulation of material, which includes paint and ink, allowing us to draw comparisons to digital images as well as textiles such as knitting and embroidery.
A 72- page catalogue will accompany the show, featuring colour photography and essays by curators Linda Jansma and Darryn Doull. The catalogue will be available for purchase from The RMG Bookstore, as well as through ABC Art Books Canada.
Making Methods will travel to the Judith & Norman ALIX Art Gallery in Sarnia, Ontario, in Spring 2014.
Thank you to the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council for their support of this exhibition.