Jeanette Johns The Weight Of The Earth's Curve at Arprim, Montreal.
Jeanette Johns The Weight Of The Earth's Curve at Arprim, Montreal. January 20th to February 25.
Winnipeg-born, Montreal based artist Jeannette Johns presents a series of new works on paper that explore historical representations of the Earth's sphericity. In various fields of knowledge - philosophy, topology, geography, astronomy - the three-dimensionality of the Earth is collapsed and distorted into two-dimensional representations of scale, dimension and distance. However our lived experience is necessarily tied to the Earth's volume, gravity and movements through three-dimensional space. Johns's works consider the complicated relations of optics, scale, abstraction in our desire to map truth.
Suzie Smith at Centennial Hall, Winnipeg.
Suzie Smith at Centennial Hall as part of a collaboration between Plug In ICA and the Winnipeg New Music Festival. January 20 to February 28.
Winnipeg artist Suzie Smith show new site-specific print works as part of a collaboration between Plug In ICA and The Winnipeg New Music Festival. Through repetition and intentional distortion of the five lined musical staff, Smith's work responds to the ephemerality of experiencing music. The series will be installed on the Piano Nobile Wall of the Centennial Concert Hall (555 Main St. Winnipeg)
Robert Taite at EAGM, Saskatchewan
Robert Taite in Plastic Rhymes at EAGM, Estevan Saskatchewan, January 20 to February 24.
Winnipeg artist Robert Taite shows new work in the group show Plastic Rhymes at the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, Estevan Saskatchewan. Plastic Rhymes considers Picasso's assertion that painting produces geometrical rhymes in form, colour and space. Extending Picasso's observation beyond the surface of the canvas through the use of various non-traditional media, alternative frames, and by occupying unconventional gallery space, Taite's work critically re-evaluates the language and assumptions of painting.