Erin Metcalf, Jennifer Kneitas, Julia Mensink
February 11 - March 8, 2005
Julia Mensink, Every Poem in the English Language, mixed media, 2005
Thread, wood, canvas, metal, paint and paper combine with one another in a material glance at the disparity that attaches inside to out, mind to medium and ideas to their physical illustration. Attachments hooks onto thoughts of human connections, artistic collaboration, emotional ties and the physical relationships of materials, pulling them out for the viewer to engage with.
In their fourth year as students at Queen’s, Jennifer, Erin, and Julia decided to collaborate in contemplating their own ideas about the significance of how people decidedly or unintentionally attach themselves.
Jennifer Kneitas, Fond Regard, mixed media, 2005
is intrigued and influenced by biology and the human body. Much of her work explores human behaviour, dealing particularly with physical interpretations of human attachments to different mental and emotional states and events. The forms of these works have naturally progressed into containers for the intangible material/information to assume a sense of structure and organization which lends itself to a more in-depth examination.
Erin Metcalf, Telephone, mixed media, 2005
explores a hands-on, technical, structured side of creating. Ehe finds her methodical approach to her works to be very calming. Her work portrays a sense of familiarity that most people can identify with and feel comforted by. Erin explores the domestic realm of the rural community and their interconnections.
plays with the connections between language and images and dual identities and/or the dueling identities of artist and writer. Since art and writing frequently dance around in her brain, she often lets them tang(le)o together and make their way into physical forms - in this case as installations that bounce around her thoughts on the relationship of image to language and the communicative properties of each.