June 6 – August 10, 2014
First Friday’s Event
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery
147 Lochiel Street, Sarnia ON
With Mark Stebbins and Becky Ip. Curated by Darryn Doull. Circulated by The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
The works in Making Methods focus on concepts of repetition, detail, and labour as a means of production. Stebbins, Mogelonsky, and Ip each produce rich, multi-faceted artworks steeped in themes of translation and absence, traditional craft practices, and a commitment to repetition and process.
While at first glance the artworks in this exhibition may not appear to have much in common, each artist’s deliberate engagement with material invites viewers to question the role of hand-rendered art in an increasingly digitized society where non-physical experiences are commonplace. Through the juxtaposition of these unique artistic processes, chance, memory, experimentation, and a wide range of references from popular cultural coalesce in inherently transformative and unpredictable ways.
Image – with paintings by Mark Stebbins