Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Aaron Carpenter: TICKING PLUME

29 May 2010 through 25 June 2010
Opening reception Friday, 28 May 2010, 6 – 9 p.m.

Guest curated by Robin Laurence

Ticking Plume, new work by Vancouver artist Aaron Carpenter, deploys an array of painting, assemblage, text, colour swatches, and found photographs. Through these means, Carpenter investigates the nature of exhibition as a behaviour, conflating the displays of exotic birds with the questionable human impulse to exhibit art.

The exhibition companion consists of the transcript of a conversation between Carpenter and art critic Robin Laurence. Both Carpenter and Laurence will be at CSA Space from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, 29 May 2010 for the citywide Canadian Art Foundation Gallery Hop.

Aaron Carpenter is an artist and writer in Vancouver. His work was recently featured in the Western Front: London Bureau as part of No Soul for Sale at the Tate Modern, London UK. He has had solo exhibitions at Lawrence Eng Gallery, Helen Pitt and is currently exhibiting HYMNS, a permanent installation at Every Letter in the Alphabet. As a founding member of the Bodger's and Kludger's Co-operative, he will be co-facilitating the first International Chilliwack Biennale in Summer of 2010 in coordination with Artspeak and Or Gallery.

Robin Laurence is an independent writer, critic, and occasional curator, based in Vancouver.