Make/ReMake/UnMake at Seymour Art Gallery
MAKE RE|MAKE UN|MAKE, an exhibition at the Seymour Art Gallery in North Vancouver, highlights the work of six artists, each working in different media, whose work utilizes repetition as a device to investigate diverse ideas and themes.
Neil Chung’s (’10) video installations use repetition of sounds as well as looping to create meditative rhythms that address our relationships with technology and nature. In Suzanne Fulbrook‘s (’10) work repetition and disintegration are paramount; using a process of watercolour and saltwater on unprimed canvas to produce photorealistic result, the paintings are then soaked, scrubbed and run through a clothing mangle, squeezing the once vibrant image into a vestige. Yvonne Hachkowski (’09) uses traditional methods of photography that call attention to ideas about the finite and infinite, while observing and recording the state of changing landscapes as a consequence of human contact. Elizabeth MacKenzie (sessional faculty) uses repetition in her growing series of ink drawings on rice paper to consider and affirm difference through the archetypal figure of Frankenstein’s monster. Tamara Skubovius (’11) employs repetition to tell stories about the land and those who inhabit it, and through the process of casting, creates serial objects that hold cultural symbolism and contemporary significance for the Tāltān First Nation. Janice Wu’s (’13) realistic gouache paintings illustrate her habit of collecting mundane objects, and present the symbolic and sentimental qualities these objects possess that extend further than their use or worth within material culture.
A limited-edition publication accompanies the exhibition. Several of the artists reside outside of Vancouver. For this publication, each artist was asked to respond, on paper, to four questions about their artistic processes. When the artists completed this visual interview the pages were mailed to the curator and assembled for publication. The publication is a unique opportunity for the viewer to bring home part of the exhibition.
Seymour Art Gallery
4360 Gallant Ave
February 12 – March 8, 2015
Opening Reception: February 15, 2015 2-4pm