After more than a year of being busy in the studio we’re happy to say that our latest solo exhibit will be opening Thursday, October 20th, 5-8 pm at the University of Calgary’s Nickle Galleries.
“A Natural History of Islands” is a SERIES exhibition curated by Christine Sowiak and funded with the assistance of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. We’ll be giving a tour of the show Thursday, November 24th, 12:00-1:00 pm. It runs until December 17th.
Experimentation, accumulation and layering of both information and materials have always been central to our way of working. The information and narratives we draw on come from numerous and sometimes seemingly unrelated sources, references to daily life, historical record or natural phenomenon. We weave these together, teasing out their connections. It is the sum of all these parts that is important to us, the new thing that crawls out of the pile to greet you. It is a record of what it is like for the two of us, with our separate by equally over-saturated minds, to be alive and walking around in the world right now.
The passing of Jennifer’s mother this last August as well as her difficult and painful struggle with her illness had a heavy influence on the work in this show. The arc of this experience can be traced through the work as it was made over the months and we would like to acknowledge both her strength and endurance which have left such lasting marks on us.