CANADA'S ONLINE SOURCE FOR VISUAL ART INFORMATION
SUBSCRIBE TO AKIMBO     //     LOGIN
akimbo
app
 
ABOUT AKIMBO     //     CONTACT US
  • 04
  • 5
  • 6
THE NEXT 7 DAYS:     EVENTS (19)     +     OPENINGS (10)     +     DEADLINES (6)     +     CLOSINGS (13)
//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
copyright ©2019
Exhibitions
VENUE :
CITY :
TYPE :
DAYS :

back [+]

image


DaveandJenn: Thinner Skin, Thicker Hide

April 20 – June 30, 2018
Opening: Friday, April 20, 7:00pm
Cambridge Art Galleries | Queen’s Square Gallery

“We often focus on the shifting boundaries between the real and the imagined in everyday life and how these can distort our sense of ourselves, of others, and of the world around us. These distortions are so influential, but often we are completely unaware of them. Our biases, fears, hopes, and delusions run the show.

There is also a sense that the centre won't hold, that things will fall apart. That there is a reckoning looming. But then what? What comes after the delusions crumble, the forests fade and the lines are crossed? One thing ends, another begins. We are inextricably tied to the world around us, each person and thing, a landscape moving in between the micro and macro, sifting through the growing noise. Our work is the result of different landscapes being layered together. Our material choices often reflect this. Historical mediums like bronze and plaster being combined with plastic and resins. It's an aggregate of a time and place. And science, history, daily life, western mythology, pop culture… it's all in there. We make art from noise.”

DaveandJenn, also sometimes, maybe, known as David John Foy and Jennifer Saleik, have been working together since 2004. Their varied practice weaves a long view of both human and natural histories together with the more closed off realms of private spectacles and inner landscapes. DaveandJenn have been western semi-finalists for the RBC’s Canadian Painting Competition (2006 and 2009), awarded the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Biennial Emerging Artist Award (2010) and long listed for the Sobey Art Award (2011). They work and live in Calgary, Alberta.

Image: DaveandJenn, The Wellspring (detail), 2017. Image courtesy of the Glenbow Museum, photo by Owen Melenka.


QUEEN’S SQUARE GALLERY
1 North Square, Cambridge, ON N1S 2K6
T: 519.621.0460
Mon – Thurs 9:30am – 8:30pm
Fri & Sat 9:30am – 5:30pm
Sun 1:00 – 5:00pm*
*Closed Sundays May 20 – September 2

Admission is free and all are welcome.
For more information, visit ideaexchange.org/art, call 519.621.0460, follow on Twitter or on Facebook.

Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange presents contemporary art, architecture and design from three galleries in the City of Cambridge: Design at Riverside, Preston, and Queen’s Square.

Media Contact
Cherie Fawcett
Gallery Assistant
Idea Exchange, Queen’s Square
1 North Square, Cambridge, ON  N1S 2K6
519.621.0460 x160
cfawcett@ideaexchange.org
ideaexchange.org/art

logos

2600

 

 

X

AVA Logo An Art Venue Assessibilty Information Project AccessTO Logo akimbo Logo

 

Error: Embedded data could not be displayed.