By Ian Johnston
November 2 to December 29, 2013
Artist Ian Johnston brings his architecture and ceramic background to each of the three independent parts of the art exhibition “Reinventing Consumption”. The first section, “The Inventor’s Room”, presents artifacts related to his original experiments and investigations into a vacuum-forming process for ceramics. “The Antechamber” is a repeating-motif ceramic environment created through this process, which evokes the massive scale of the manufacture of consumer goods today. And finally, “The Chamber” is an inflating and deflating piece which shrouds and reveals an enormous mass of household items diverted from waste streams in some of the communities in which the work is presented. Mesmerizing, intriguing and sobering, “Reinventing Consumption” brings home to viewers, as Johnston comments, “the paradoxical relationship between limited resources and seemingly unlimited appetite.” Ian Johnston is an architect turned sculptor based in Nelson, BC.
For a sneak preview of the exhibition, visit Ian Johnston's website here.
The “Reinventing Consumption” Project will be showing in public art galleries in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario in 2013/2014.
This exhibition is a partner project organized by The Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa, with Curator Linda Jansma.
Opening Reception Saturday, November 2, 2013 7:30pm
Walk and Talk tour with the artist. Live music, hors d' ouvres, and cash bar. Everyone is welcome!
Public viewing during regular gallery hours is free and everyone is welcome!
Guided group tours are available at anytime. For bookings please call T: 306-778-2736
Exhibition Viewing Hours:
Monday to Thursday - 1:00 to 5:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Friday to Sunday - 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Closed during exhibition changes. Closed Sundays in July and August. Closed statutory holidays.
(Dates and hours subject to change due to special events and availability of volunteers. Please call ahead to avoid disappointment.)