IN THE MAKING
Illingworth Kerr Gallery | ACAD (Alberta College of Art & Design)
January 16 to March1, 2014
Opening Reception | January 16, 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Informal Curator’s Talk | January 16, 6:30 PM
Curated by Diana Sherlock
Ward Bastian, Jolie Bird, Nicole Burisch, Hyang Cho, Dean Drever, MacKenzie Kelly-Frère, Stephen Holman, Robin Lambert, Wednesday Lupypciw, Brendan McGillicuddy, Tyler Rock, Jenna Stanton, and Pavitra Wickramasinghe
In the making, a group exhibition of Alberta College of Art + Design alumni, investigates conceptual intersections between contemporary craft and emerging digital media. The works span a diverse range of disciplines—photography, performance, video and sound installation, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and glass—and reflect the ongoing influence of technology on ways of making and ways of thinking about the contemporary context.
In light of the new School of Craft and Emerging Media at ACAD, In the making creates a space for research and dialogue about how ways of making inform ways of thinking across disciplines. The broader influence of artistic production on other aspects of society including industry, media, economy, language and identity will also be considered. The exhibition assumes the centrality of the processes of making to art, craft and design. Perhaps more than ever, interdisciplinary and post-studio art production has lead contemporary artists to demonstrate that making is thinking, and together they not only reflect, but affect the direction of politics and society. …
I’ll be showing a new piece. If you can’t make the show, we’ll be posting images to the “Works” section of the site in the next week.
Special thanks to Diana Sherlock for inviting me to be part of the show.
Also thanks to Jeffrey Riedl, Bentley Wilks and Tanja Malnar.