During our residency at Blink Gallery Rob Friday and I will investigate the local history and natural environment through the lens of the artist book.
Artist and poet, Rob Friday spent his formative years in a little town, once renowned for its vast quantity of lumber and minerals. His prose and poetry will provide a context for the show as he blends 'dreamlike' qualities with the reality of industry and development. The water, the land and the production of pulp will be woven together in passages that convey the true formation of the Ottawa landscape
I intend to investigate the connective tissues which hold together narrative and verse through the deconstruction of the cohesive package of a book. Pulp, water, thread and print are the essential elements of good binding or book making. All will be fair game for raw materials as well as subject matter.
Come see what we are up to:
12-5pm, Friday the 7th through Sunday the 9th and Friday the 14th through Sunday the 16th.
Come to a Reading by Rob Friday Sunday August the 16th at 3pm.
Join us a Blink Gallery this Sunday for potluck, watermelon and performances by Karina Bergmans (1pm) and Helen Lefebvre (2:30pm). I will be facilitating the world's longest hopscotch. Wear your whites, ride your bike and get ready to play!