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Constructs

Installation view of the exhibition ‘Constructs’ presented at the Katzman Gallery, Toronto, Ontario | March 8 – April 20 2013 | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

What drives us to seek information? What happens to the knowledge we accumulate? How does the human brain process information?

Reflecting on these thoughts, I pursued my interest in concept-based abstraction with this series of ink paintings on paper. Compressed geometric shapes move beyond a 15 x 15 cm centre square, become distorted, transformed, muted and/or disappear into a white sheet of paper. They are “Constructs,” representing the information and knowledge we absorb and eventually lose, remember and/or forget.

For the wall installation Shadows … like thoughts … they come and go, I cut metal into quadrilateral shapes, bent them, painted them and placed them on a wall to form a cascading vertical relief.

“Constructs” are an intuitive response to living in a state of constant stimulation.

 

Other installation view of the exhibition ‘Constructs’ at the Katzman Gallery, Toronto, Ontario | March 8 – April 20 2013 | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Installation view of works on paper presented in the context of the exhibition ‘Constructs’, Katzman Gallery, Toronto, Ontario | March 8 – April 20 2013 | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Installation view of smaller work on paper presented in the context of the exhibition ‘Constructs’, Katzman Gallery, Toronto, Ontario | March 8 – April 20 2013 | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Other installation view of the exhibition ‘Constructs’ presented at the Katzman Gallery, Toronto, Ontario | March 8 – April 20 2013 | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Installation view of the exhibition ‘Constructs’ presented at the Katzman Gallery, Toronto, Ontario | March 8 – April 20 2013 | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Shadows … like thoughts … they come and go; oil on galvanized steel | 5 quadrilateral shapes of variable dimensions on a 10’ wall, 2013 | Presented in the context of the exhibition ‘Constructs’ at the Katzman Gallery, Toronto, Ontario | March 8 – April 20 2013 | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

 

Structures | ink, graphite, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2012 |66 x 66 cm | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Equation | ink, graphite, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2012 |66 x 66 cm | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Oblique Coordinate | ink, graphite, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2012 |66 x 66 cm | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Sealed | ink, graphite, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2012 |66 x 66 cm | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Dark Twist | ink, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2012 |38 x 28 cm | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

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Combines | ink, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2012 |38 x 28 cm | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Entre-Deux (In-Between) | ink, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2012 |38 x 28 cm | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Transient | ink, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2012 |38 x 28 cm | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Transient | ink, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2012 |38 x 28 cm | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Faded | ink, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2012 |38 x 28 cm | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Revived | ink, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2012 |38 x 28 cm | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Compartmented | ink, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2012 |38 x 28 cm | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Stored | ink, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2012 |38 x 28 cm | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Silo | ink, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2011 |38 x 28 cm | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Pocket | ink, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2011 |38 x 28 cm | Photo Credits: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Fold | ink, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2011 |38 x 28 cm | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Cupola | ink, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2011 |38 x 28 cm | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Deed | ink, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2011 |38 x 28 cm | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Flattened | ink, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2011 |38 x 28 cm | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Recollected | ink, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2011 |38 x 28 cm | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Boxed In | ink, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2011 |38 x 28 cm | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Matière noire (Black Matters) | ink, graphic tape on Somerset paper | 2011 |38 x 28 cm | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid 6