A GUST OF WIND
Opening Reception: Friday October 2, 7-10pm
Panel Discussion: Saturday October 3, 3-4pm
Exhibition Dates: October 3 - November 14, 2015
DNA artspace is pleased to announce the group exhibition, A Gust of Wind which brings together a select group of artists to highlight ideas and approaches that engage with wind via the metaphorical, the phenomenological, the documentary, and the poetic. At the centre of the exhibition is a selection of artifacts that help to locate the project in a terrain where artistic concerns and technological experimentation meet. A vast collection of miniature white plastic buildings used in wind testing at the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel at Western University in London, Ontario, are installed on the second floor of the gallery: a set of curious artifacts and an inanimate spatial poem. Situated on large tables at the centre of the gallery, the installation suggests unlikely islands that point to human aspirations and also vulnerabilities with respect to the physical realities – the wind, the weather – that bear on life on planet earth.
A Gust of Wind was organized by artist, Patrick Mahon, whose work is presented in the exhibition. The project includes individual works by the following Canadian artists: Sean Caulfield (Edmonton, AB); Karilee Fuglem (Montreal, QC); David Merritt (London, ON); Tegan Moore (London, ON); Francine Savard (Montreal, Q.C.), and Norwegian artist, Elida Brenna Linge. Through photography, painting, sculpture, print media and video, the artists respond to the wind through a range of visual strategies that remind us of its power and its delicacy. They also show us that we may often know the wind less through our eyes than through its touch and its effects on physical materials.
For the full exhibition statement, please visit our website: dnaartspace.com
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