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Most of us do not even know how to ask a question. Most of us do not see the root of the word ‘question’ is ‘quest’. Most of us don’t have a quest in our life.
-Richard Saul, Wurman TED founder
What is your quest?
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Art as Aftershock
Earthquakes are dangerous phenomena, yet two artists chose to present these natural disasters, in a way that makes viewers contemplate, rather than fear them.
Luke Jerram and Carlos Amorales created works that comment on the 2011 Japanese Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, and 1985 earthquake in Mexico City, respectively. Their works allow viewers to contemplate the nature of earthquakes with the help of visualizations through seismographic data.
In Jerram’s piece, the artist took the seismographic data from the Tōhoku earthquake, and rotated it using a computer program to see the data in three-dimensions, later printing it in those dimensions. The sculpture, made in 2011, represents nine minutes of the earthquake, allowing viewers to calculate, and imagine, the severity of the disaster on their own.
Amorales approaches the 1985 earthquake in a more theoretical presentation, in “Vertical Earthquake” (2010). Rather than using data, the artist creates his own fault lines and cracks on the walls, drawing epicentres around each. The artist chose to capture the chaos and emotion of the event. Within the installation, newspaper clippings of the disaster are displayed, with fault lines drawn on them as well.
Where Jerram uses data to help visualize the severity of the earthquake in Japan, Morales plays with drama and emotion, creating a fragmented image which symbolically reflects the earthquake that he witnessed. Both pieces however, are sobering reminders of the immense power our Earth has over man-made constructions.
Marcin Bialas is a Polish artist who’s specialized in etchings and drawings in black an white. Among his large production, a recurring theme is dissected buildings and surreal constructions, such as infinite staircases and labyrinthine interiors, an atemporal combination of G.B. Piranesi and Brodsky/Utkin prints. The structures seem unfinished, yet already in ruin, able to plunge the viewer into an uncomfortable feeling. Somewhere between nightmares and theatrical settings, Marcin Bialas’ retro drawings explore the dramatic potential of different projections and points of view.
Local Coverage - PUSH: The New Printmakers
Contemporary printmaking practices live in an in-between space. As a medium, it is caught between its history and its relevance as a mode of expression. Printmaking is often thought of as a dying art, sometimes involving complicated processes and machinery that are no longer being manufactured. But, the relevance of printmaking as an art form is still present, as is shown by a new printmaking exhibition being held at Studio Sixty Six in Ottawa.
PUSH: The New Printmakers brings together several artists specializing in different types of printmaking. The works are comprised of linocuts, screen printing, woodcuts and relief prints.The artists included in the show are Melissa Blackman, Delphine Sullivan, Dante Penman, Claudia Gutierrez, Tegan Alston, Stéphanie St-Jean Aubre and Kimberly Edgar, all graduates from the Ottawa School of Art. While all the works are tied together by their medium and their black and white palette, each artist’s oeuvre addresses different artistic preoccupations, ranging from issues of identity, the idea of the specimen, to the relationship between landmarks and memory.
For those who are interested in checking out the show, it will be open until June 26th. Click here for more information.
If you are interested in seeing interviews with the artists and gallery owner, click here.