Making Methods: Becky Ip, Samantha Mogelonsky, Mark Stebbins
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario.
June 6 to August 10, 2014
Opening reception June 6 at 6:00 pm
The works in Making Methods focus on concepts of repetition, detail, and labour as a means of production. Arising in an era when rapid digital and non-physical experiences are commonplace, each artist’s engagement with materiality highlights a potential modernization of craft-based practices and as a result, an increased focus on hand-rendered art. Through the juxtaposition of these unique artistic processes, chance, memory, experimentation, and a wide range of references from popular cultural coalesce in inherently transformative and unpredictable ways.
Making Methods was curated by Linda Jansma and first shown at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, in 2013. Curatorial support for the JNAAG exhibition was provided by Darryn Doull.
A 72-page catalogue accompanies the exhibition, featuring colour photography and essays by Linda Jansma and Darryn Doull. The catalogue can be purchased from the gallery as well as through ABC Art Books Canada on Amazon.ca.
Thank you to the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council for their support of this exhibition.