Today we can agree on one thing, things aren’t what they used to be. To some, it seems, the world has been turned up side down. Such a sense of confusion is prevalent in the recent photographic series of Winnipeg artists Dominique Rey and Collin Zipp. Choosing to engage with the all-encompassing question of climate control, each artist has proceeded differently.
Rey offers a contemplative, yet disorienting outlook with her series of colour prints that comprise Projections. Shot from the seat of commercial airplane flights, these large-scale colour photographs recall the voluminous clouds and sunsets often depicted in the paintings of English artist William Turner (1175 – 1851), or more recently, German artist, Gerhard Richter.
On the other hand, Zipp’s work is the product of various experimental techniques in order to explore human perception and memory. In his recent series, Surfacing, the artist re-imagines the landscape by reworking existing commercial images torn from the pages of National Geographic and other similar sources of adventure-knowledge. Lush scenes from mountain ranges to desertscapes and lakes are all filtered through the artist’s process of redux and reformation. – excerpts from Kegan McFadden’s essay TOPSY-TURVY WORLD
RECEPTION + ARTISTS’/ CURATOR TOUR Friday, 12 June 6-9 PM