Making Methods at the Judith & Norman ALIX Art Gallery
Making Methods: Becky Ip, Samantha Mogelonsky, Mark Stebbins
Judith and Norman ALIX Art Gallery, Sarnia, ON
June 6 to August 10, 2014
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.
Accompanying the exhibition is a 72- page catalogue, featuring colour photography and essays by curators Linda Jansma (Robert McLaughlin Gallery) and Darryn Doull (Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery). The catalogue is available for purchase from the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, the Robert McLaughlin gallery bookstore as well as through ABC Art Books Canada.