This is a very large and cool space for large work installations – dramatically lit but how will it hold up to daylight? That’s always a problem for exhibits that open at night but are on display to the public during daylight hours the rest of the dates.
Very cool sounding name for an artist – I admit, I have thought about what it be like to be named “Ivan” – more respect than “Chris”? Possibly. Ok, on with the review…
I could not find any titles for the works in obvious view, just the names of the artists – which makes me love this project even more, I feel like I have just been confronted by a hydro scarecrow. Awesome work.
Another cool name – very distinct, and makes you afraid to say the artists name until you hear someone else say it. But perhaps they are saying it wrong as well. Name pronunciation is extremely important in the art world – which is too bad for folks like me who tend to remember the work more than the name.
I will remember this work. Perfect fit for the space, and nicely problematic.
Ok these people all of cooler names than I do. I give up.
A beautiful video based installation. There was more to it than this, so check it out carefully when you get there. That person in the video kept circling around… how will this hold up during the day?
A solid name. Why am I critiquing names?
As usual, Andrew confronts us with a beautiful, obviously hand manipulated and carefully thought out work. I felt a little bit like I was at the wrong scale… this is the second plane in the exhibit so far.
There it is – fly the hauntingly contemporary skies.
Well Janet, you are about to show me one of the best critiques of post-industry work I have seen. In three….two….one….
The foreign multi-national conglomerate industrial company said BOOOM!! such a wonderful work.
Where the hell was I when they were handing out these names? My parents were thumbing through the new testament, I guess.
My son entered this strange teleportation device with a mostly full beer – and came out with a mostly empty beer! Pretty cool work.
For me, seeing this metal working collective and meeting Dave Hind was a highlight of the night – and not just because I was amiss in replying to email from him on unrelated matters to this exhibit, which we discovered was an area we could agree on, as well the fact his project is awesome.
I promised you awesome, and Dave Hind delivers. Large metal work – I worry about it being stolen and sold for scrap. There are people here in Hamilton who make their living scrounging for metal, which makes this collective all the more relevant.
A participatory element to the work
I like these slippery floor sign style placards. Only, these warn of more artists with cooler names than you. Was the artwork just overkill after this?
Answer – the artwork makes the name, not the other way around. Really good work, but the picture does not do it justice. This is one of a few pieces that were built as tall as the space would allow.
Featuring projects by:
Roy Caussy // Tara Cooper & Terry O’Neill // Susan Detwiler // Niall Donaghy // Dave Hind & the Aluminum Quilting Society // Svava Thordis Juliusson // Ivan Jurakic // Gareth Lichty // Tor Lukasik-Foss // Steve Mazza // Andrew McPhail // Julian Montague // Janet Morton // Crystal Mowry // Vessna Perunovich // Shake-n-Make: Claudia Manley & Liss Platt // Professor William Starling