FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hamilton Artists Inc.

For Immediate Release:
 
Hamilton Artists Inc. is pleased to present

Jen Aitken, Josée Aubin Ouellette, Liza Eurich, Jenine Marsh, Derrick Piens and Beth Stuart

THERE IS NO THERE

May 2 - June 13, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 2, 2:00-4:00pm
Free Tours: Saturdays at 2:00pm

Hamilton Artists Inc. 155 James Street North, Hamilton

 
left: Beth Stuart, Study for an interior (V.S.), 2014  
right: Liza Eurich, It Frames Them (no. 2), 2015


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Hamilton, April 27, 2015: Hamilton Artists Inc. continues its year-long 40th anniversary celebrations by presenting THERE IS NO THERE, in the Cannon Gallery. This group exhibition features works by Jen Aitken, Josée Aubin Ouellette, Liza Eurich, Jenine Marsh, Derrick Piens and Beth Stuart.


There is no There refers to Gertrude Stein’s quote regarding Oakland, CA and its relation to San Francisco, CA: “there is no there, there.” This statement confronts twentieth-century concepts of suburban expansion along with the simultaneous loss of industry. The artists in this exhibition, Jen Aitken (Toronto, ON), Josée Aubin Ouellette (Glasgow, Scotland), Liza Eurich (London, ON), Jenine Marsh (Toronto, ON), Derek Piens (Toronto, ON), and Beth Stuart (Hamilton, ON), engage with this concept materially and metaphysically through an obscured representation of object based transference; work is created through the removal or covering up of a form; making the invisible, visible, and vice versa. There is no There removes the locative from the aforementioned quote by making cohesive connections between artist methodologies that stretch both regionally and nationally in scope.
 
An essay by Interim Administrative Director, Stefan Hancherow will accompany the exhibition.
 
The Hamilton Artists Inc. is grateful for additional support from Beverly Creed and Jim Ruyter whose contributions helped make There is no There possible.

 
 
John Haney, Art Gallery of Hamilton: Paul Cézanne, The World is an Apple: The Still Lives of Paul Cézanne, didactic text, 2015. Digital chromogenic print from 4" x 5" colour negative, mounted to Dibond.
 
 
 
 
James Gallery exhibition:
Hamilton Artists Inc. 155 James Street North, Hamilton
 
k.g. Guttman, John Haney and Alejandro Tamayo
 
CHANCE

May 2 - June 13, 2015


Opening Reception: Saturday, May 2, 2:00-4:00pm
Free Tours: Saturdays at 2:00pm
 
KG Guttman (Montreal, QC), John Haney (Hamilton, ON) and Alejandro Tamayo (Hamilton, ON) intentionally investigate chance in the pursuit of an unexpected result; a result that captures the occurrence or development of a sequence of events outside the parameters of a predetermined outcome. The territory between intention and an unintentional outcome can be used as a strategy for creating art where the process of generating the work is often considered the finished work in and of itself. This invocation of unpredictability challenges our own ideas about what an artwork may be, look like, or say about the process of making art in the studio. For the artists in this exhibition, chance can begin with a simple observation, a daily activity such as walking, or may be the result of a system or set of parameters within which the artist may simply witness what occurs.
 
An essay by recent McMaster University Alumni, Ailish Corbett will accompany the exhibition.
 

For more information please contact:

Caitlin Sutherland, Programming Director, Hamilton Artists Inc.

programming@theinc.ca
Tel: 905 529 3355




Our mailing address is:
Hamilton Artists Inc.
P.O. Box 57125
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