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January 10–March 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday January 10, 5:00–8:00 pm


GALLERY ONE
Shake-n-Make
Once More, With Feeling

Shake-n-Make specializes in the mash-up of art and craft. Their work revisits home hobby crafts from the 1970s to address issues such as feminism, environmentalism, and self-sufficiency shared in common with our contemporary moment in which farm-to-table and craft brewing have become a part of the cultural zeitgeist. Linked by the use of modular design and labour-intensive production Once More, With Feeling brings together several large sculptural installations, including The Table Has Been Set, Domestic Brew, and The Hand of Craft. These works use scale, repetition, and a willful sense of playfulness to challenge our assumptions around handicrafts while questioning what is appropriate as an art material. Shake-n-Make mine this tension between the domestic (the primary site of crafting) and the public (the world outside the home) to muddy the divide between high and low art and to question the values we place upon cultural production as labour.

Shake-n-Make (Claudia B. Manley and Liss Platt) is a queer art collective based in Hamilton. They have exhibited their work at MKG127, Art Gallery of York University, Rodman Hall Art Gallery, The Artists Newsstand, A Handmade Assembly, Hamilton Artists Inc., and been awarded grants from the Ontario Arts Council. Shake-n-Make is represented by MKG127, Toronto.


GALLERY TWO
Kristiina Lahde
Extraordinary Measures

Kristiina Lahde uses elegant conceptual systems to make sculptural constructions, collages, and photographs. In Extraordinary Measures, she turns her attention to tools for measurement by systematically reformatting a series of readymade measuring devices. From a Straight Line to a Curve features a collection of vintage yard sticks that have been bolted together to form a large geodesic sphere. Greater than, Less than uses cloth measuring tapes that have been spliced then nailed to the wall in a series of chevrons: one half held taught while the other surrenders to gravity. A Sequence of Lines and Links conjoins hundreds of steel rulers in a net-like construction that drapes and buckles under its own weight. From point A to point B features a series of wood rulers that have been precisely cut then reassembled in stepped patterns. In reconfiguring these common measuring devices, she removes their function and suspends the ability to demarcate linear units of measure. By breaking these empirical conventions, the artist invites us to imagine data, space, and distance differently.

Kristiina Lahde is a Toronto-based artist. Recent solo exhibitions include In and Out of Order at OBORO, Out of Line at MKG127, and Unfolding at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. She has also exhibited at the Koffler Gallery, The Power Plant, La Biennale de Montréal, and was long listed for the 2013 Sobey Art Award. Kristiina Lahde is represented by MKG127, Toronto.

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Exhibitions are free and open to the public


ADMIT EVERYONE
University of Waterloo Art Gallery
East Campus Hall 1239
519.888.4567 ext. 33575
uwag.uwaterloo.ca
facebook.com/uwag.waterloo

CONTACT
Ivan Jurakic, Director / Curator
519.888.4567 ext. 36741
ijurakic@uwaterloo.ca

HOURS
Tuesday to Saturday 12:00-5:00 pm or by appointment

DRIVING
263 Phillip Street, Waterloo
East Campus Hall (ECH) is located north of University Avenue West across from Engineering 6

PARKING
Visitor Parking is available in Lot B across from Engineering 6 or Lot Q for a flat rate of $5
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MAILING
University of Waterloo Art Gallery
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1


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Image credits: Shake-n-Make, The Hand of Craft, 2017, (detail). Image courtesy of the artists. Kristiina Lahde, From a Straight Line to a Curve, 2014 (detail). Image courtesy of the artist.

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