Union Gallery


EXHIBITIONS: March 9 to May 19, 2017

Reception: March 10, 2017, 5-6:30pm

MAIN SPACE | Groundwork
Various Artists

Alison Kruse, Self Portrait, Oil on canvas, 2016

Artists featured in Groundwork include: Nicole Emond, Sonya Fesiak, Kaitlin Groat, Alison Kruse, and Emma White.

PROJECT ROOM | Islands and The Woods
Jeremy Kerr
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UNION GALLERY'S BOOKSHELF SELECTION

March 9 - May 19, 2017

Committed to Paper | Curated by Posy Legge

This bookshelf selection presents a collection of contemporary artist publications- including zines, artist books and other self-published works on paper, showing diverse approaches to the medium of folded or bound paper. Some of these works are zines, intended as physical ephemera. The artists chose inexpensive printing with the intention to widely circulate a specific message- whether that message is political, humorous, instructional, or something completely different. Other artists shown here use the book not for its potential for serialization and dissemination, but rather for its potential for intimacy. Flippable paper demands that the willing reader must hold the piece in the hands in order to take it in. These works thus demand touch, as well as time. To read a book is different from looking at a painting on a wall, the sequence of pages allows the artist to guide the reader through a narrative, one-on-one.

Posy Legge is an artist and student, pursuing her Master’s in Art History at Queen’s University. Her research interests include 18th century material culture, Contemporary Indigenous art, and Museum studies.

 

 

 

 

 

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