Re:purpose – The Robert McLaughlin Gallery


Stack, Snap + Take. 8 1/2 x11″ free xerox take away. 2014
















9 August – 7 September
Closing reception: RMG Fridays, 5 Sept, 7 pm
ASL interpretation provided

72 Queen Street, Civic Centre
Oshawa, ON L1H 3Z3

“Repurposing is the act of altering something so it takes on a new function. For many, repurposing is not just a preference, but also a necessary act of survival. While evolutionists may argue that the ability to adapt is central to the survival of a species, repurposing creates space to redefine reality.”

“This interactive group exhibition focuses on artists who repurpose and reclaim objects and ideas within their practice, and in doing so present new ways of seeing and understanding the world. Artists include Spanish artist Coco Riot, Jan Derbyshire, Cait Davis, Stephen Fakiyesi, Maria Hupfield and a collaborative video work by Jason Tschantré and the late Lisa Bufano.”

Curated by Syrus Marcus Ware and Elizabeth Sweeney.

My contribution is he new work Stack, Snap, Take,  featuring artist blocks made from repurposed off-cuts from the woodshop, designed to be stacked and repositioned by the viewer. The project highlights the agency of the gallery visitor, as viewers must consider their active role in constructing an artwork’s meaning through hands-on participation. Participants are encouraged to document their arrangements and share their creations, includes a xerox take away work sheet.

For more info see link:

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