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In Conversation

Installation view of ‘In Conversation’ presented at The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario in the context of the exhibition ‘Bent Lines and Folded Space’ | Curator Chai Duncan | Two-person exhibition with Nicholas Wade | January 31-March 7, 2015 | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

For the Latchman Gallery, the ink and gouache wall interventions ‘In Conversation (In Memory of Gemma)’ appear on one wall and into the corners of the exhibition space — integrated with the architectural space of the gallery. It represents through abstraction ideas of movement, fluidity and transition. I play with the fleeting perception of space, the physicality and plasticity of paint and with light.

Linear and quadrilateral shapes are intertwined juxtaposed and overlapped. They rise to the ceiling or cascade down to centre the overall composition in an oblique direction. These diagonals produce an impression of mobility in an immobile space.

The forms are rendered with light and dark values. They fold onto themselves or lie on top of others. Some fade into the background. They speak of ephemerality and the duration of an artwork… an event… a life.

‘In Conversation (In memory of Gemma)’ was presented in the context of the exhibition ‘Bent Lines and Folded Space’. Curator Chai Duncan juxtaposed my work with Lethbridge-based artist Nicholas Wade.

 

Other Installation view of ‘In conversation’ presented at The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario | Ink, gouache and graphic tape on wall | Painting on the left by Nicholas Wade | January 31-March 7, 2015 | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Installation view of other corner presented at The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario | Ink, gouache on wall | Paintings to the left and to the right of the wall intervention are by Nicholas Wade | January 31-March 7, 2015 | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Installation view of one of the three wallworks presented at The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario | Ink, gouache on wall | January 31-March 7, 2015 | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Frontal view of entrance wallwork presented at The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario | Ink, gouache on wall | January 31-March 7, 2015 | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Close up of entrance wallwork ‘In Conversation’ presented at The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario | January 31-March 7, 2015 | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Detail of entrance wallwork ‘In Conversation’ | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Other detail of entrance wallwork ‘In Conversation’| Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Installation view from entrance wallwork ‘In Conversation’ with painting by Nicholas Wade | Photo Credits: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

View of the second of the three wallworks presented at The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario | Ink, gouache, graphic tape on wall | January 31-March 7, 2015 | Photo Credits: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

View of the right side corner wallwork ‘In Conversation’ | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

View of the upper right side corner wallwork ‘In Conversation’ | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

View of the lower right side corner wallwork ‘In Conversation’ | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

View of the middle right side corner wallwork‘In Conversation’ | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Detail of the lower right side corner wallwork ‘In Conversation’ | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Close up of the middle right side corner wallwork ‘In Conversation’ | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

View of the left side corner wallwork ‘In Conversation’ | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Detail of the upper left side corner wallwork ‘In Conversation’ | ink, gouache, graphic tape | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Close up of the upper left side corner wall intervention ‘In Conversation’ | graphic tape gouache, ink | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

View of the third intervention of the three wallworks ‘In Conversation’ presented at The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario | Ink, gouache | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid | paintings to the left of the wall by Nicholas Wade | January 31-March 7, 2015 | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Closer view of the third wallwork ‘In Conversation’ | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Close up of the third wallwork ‘In Conversation’ | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Detail of the middle corner wallwork ‘In Conversation’ | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Detail of the lower corner wallwork ‘In Conversation’ | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid

 

Other view of the third wallwork ‘In Conversation’ presented at The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario | Ink, gouache, on wall | January 31- March 7, 2015 | Photo Credit: Toni Hafkenscheid