February 2013 exhibitions at XPACE Cultural Centre
We've MOVED! Please join us in celebrating with our first round of exhibitions at our new location!
Snacks and drinks will be served and artists/curators will be in attendance. Not to be missed!
February 1- 23
Artists: Felix Kalmeson, Zoe Solomon and Melissa Fisher
Curated by Cameron Lee
In The Archivists, artists Felix Kalmenson, Zoe Solomon, and Melissa Fisher collect and arrange materials from their everyday activities: visiting the library, reading the daily news and recycling. These activities are repeated, forming a ritualized process. Solomon compulsively saves her library withdrawal slips, forming an on-going narrative or documentary portrait of the artist as researcher. Fisher composes symmetrical site-specific installations, using collected materials and materials from previous installations, composing, photographing and reproducing them as printed motifs on fabric in an endless process of self-reflexivity. Finally, Kalmenson's computer installation prints various daily newspaper editorials on a looped surface, with each proceeding set of text overlapping the previous. Kalmenson’s layered text renders the pointed content of each article as a singular, conflicted band of visual noise.
February 1- March 1
Artist: Janine Miedzik
Janine Miedzik’s Façade acts as a veneer over the white interior of the window space. Using a material approach that embodies the artificiality and impermanence of a Potemkin Village (the Russian minister’s attempt at deceptive temporary cloak of prosperity to cover the effects of drought), the decal is created out of large sections of masking and duct tape, materials commonly used for temporary repair.
Miedzik work responds to architectural space and considers our interactions with it--the shifting face of neighborhoods, and the renovation and gentrification that accompany our migrations.
February 1- February 23
Artist: Kate Szabo
Makeshift Music is a collection of interactive sculptures that requires viewer participation. Each sculpture is constructed using reused and recycled materials that have been put together to create objects that produce sound. The work is meant to directly involve the audience to achieve a performative experience unique to each viewer's interaction with the piece as well as others in the gallery space around them.
o, i'm lisa
January 15- February 12, 2013
Artist: Lisa Folkerson
Curated by Jennifer Simaitis
o i’m lisa is a conjoined video about “Lisa”. It features the artist’s best friend and sister styled as the artist’s avatar in an attempt to embody and present an accurate portrait of the artist. o i’m lisa reflects on the value of self or existing as a person in the experience of other people. The video is rendered through the essential memories and details of the artist's intimate relationships.
*Image courtesy Janine Miedzik 2013