We have new art up at Kranky! Come see Heather Passmores show, Løvset Manoeuvre - Mindwifery Paintings. For more info check out her website: http://www.heatherpassmore.com/
Heather Passmore's artworks reconfigure socio-historically laden
materials and intersect environmental and social justice issues. For
the past ten years she has exhibited extensively in major solo and
group exhibitions across Canada and internationally. Heather has
engaged in a number of international artist residencies and executed
several public artworks in Europe. Her work is held in both private
and official public collections.
Artist: Heather Passmore
Title: Løvset Manoeuvre
Medium: acrylic on vinyl
Size: all works 12" x 12", except one 16" x 16"
Price: all works $125 each, except the larger piece which is $300
Photographer Mark Mizgala is showing his titled
series Monument, photographs depicting ready-made sculptures discovered
in laneways and back alleys. Come check it out!
Title of series: Monument Artist Statement:
In this series, I am photographing ready-made sculptures that I
discover in laneways and back alleys. I am struck by the care and
attention with which waste is placed, piled, and fastened. But these
Monuments are not just about the aestheticization of detritus: they echo
an insidious truth about our consumption behavior. The photographs
represent a single moment frozen in time, but also call to mind an
entire system of production, distribution, purchase, and waste. I frame
my photographs without the human figure, but there is an ever-present
sense of human activity and our propensity to consume: items are
endlessly disposed, dumped, or decommissioned.
I am interested
in the life cycle of these monuments, the narratives they recount, and
their transformation within the viewfinder. I am at once commenting on
and complicit in the consumption cycle through the simple act of taking
the photo. The artifacts go full circle: from market shelves, to homes,
to alleyways, then back as fetishized objects for consideration in a