Thanks to everyone who came out to see “Kinship: A Social Exhibit” at Gallery 1313. For this show, I was paired with a stranger and encouraged to be inspired by our interactions and respective artistic styles.
My experience working with 3D forms and a variety of media was a highly enjoyable one which I hope to have the opportunity to explore in future. Thanks to Braden, Pallavi, and Sam for including me in their project!
Recollection explores the experience of sharing memories with a stranger, a process in which the commonalities and divergences of personal histories are discovered. The distillation of memory into narrative forces the storyteller to flatten experience into tropes, as well as confront the distortions of memory generated by the passage of time. In envisioning the process in a physical space, an uneasy interaction emerges between the familiar and foreign, static and amorphous, personal and generic. Technically, the piece employs stylistic approaches typical of both Kinship partners, blurring the line between flatness and dimensionality.
This month at Gallery 1313 in Toronto, you can catch a piece of mine in a group show! Thursday’s the opening, come on out if you want to be social.
The two pics above are some WIP experiments I did — the final real piece has yet to be documented (that’ll emerge after the opening). For the moment I’ll refrain from further description, aside from saying I’m excited about how it all turned out — I did a lot of experimenting with new materials and the effect is that of my illustrative style venturing into the third dimension!