Thursday, April 26, 2012

Linda Duvall and Heidi Schaefer

As Is: With Love
May 5 – 27, 2012

Join us for the Opening Reception
Saturday  May 5,  2 – 4PM
A variety of sweet delicacies from Manchester and Saskatoon will be served.
Linda Duvall and Heidi Schaefer are both commuters – Linda between Saskatoon & Toronto and Heidi between Toronto & Manchester.  Both places welcome, nurture and inspire them.  Yet, there is also sadness about the place that each leaves behind.  With this project, Duvall conspires to bring together the bucolic setting of her farmhouse in rural Saskatchewan into the streetscape.  Schaefer will start with a favourite place name common to both for her reveries.

Heidi Schaefer's Manchester reveries insitu on Rusholme

The early 80s
My first visit to Manchester
A curry in Rusholme at the Sanaam

I move to Manchester

Some things I know about Rusholme
People have lived in Rusholme continuously since the 14th century
Friedrich Engels once lived on the edge of Rusholme
It has the largest concentration of Asian restaurants in the UK
It is known as ‘the curry mile’
Before the curry mile there was a film studio
The busiest bus route in Europe, with buses every 60 to 90 seconds, goes through it
Moving closer in time and space

The early 2000s
I visit Toronto and stay in the block next to Rusholme Road
I fall in love with my host
The rest is 
As Is: With Love…….. and Rusholme

Monday, April 6, 2009

Stan Krzyzanowski and Carolyn Tripp

April 3 - April 18, 2009

The works of Stan Krzyzanowski and Carolyn Tripp
added a woodland-lodge feel to this city home.

The faux fire fails to warm.
The wooden gun suggests a toy while it casts a sobering shadow of death.

Crickets are chirping. Pine cones are in abundance.
In the kitchen, Yellow jackets feast on a Cicada.
Bananas are captured on their way to decay.
The moments of walking are organized in a grid.
Alas, the table in is plentiful with the delights of flip-books

Stan Krzyzanowski

Watch these 12 crickets in action - it will transport you outside
An electronic mother cricket responds to movement with a warning of danger for her electronic cricket children to be silent (red lights flashing). When it seems that the danger has passed, the crickets begin to chirp. After a while, the crickets go to sleep, and remain asleep until the next sign of movement and danger. The sleep mode was included to prevent the gallery sitter from going crazy. Each cricket is programmed to have a varying and unique chirp. Communication between crickets is by Infrared emitters and receivers.

The banana's go from unripe to brown over a few days, captured and illustrated here. Such illustration of time passing caused me to ponder where I might be in my sequence, on my way to decay.

These flip books are "accessible" at this link.

"Walking Home"
"These are all images taken as I looked down at my feet while walking home from work one night. "

Carolyn Tripp
Continuing her 8bit sculpture series Tripp draws from 1980’s video game images.
Her 3D renderings are 'pixelated' while occupying the space far beyond the screen.
An 8bit wooden gun hangs over the pixilated wooden fire. Such "hazards" find their force in the psychic space of our pasts while offering a present day toy.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

June Pak and Janis Demkiw

Press Release - November 2008

This new project space opened with the work of June Pak and Janis Demkiw. They have created site specific installations for this event.

Both artists work with ideas from art & design, while weaving in beauty, banality and lots of longing.

Demkiw’s sculptures explore “the intersections found in architectural spaces”. She shifts the scale to heighten awareness, plays with your expectations and suggests a narrative.

Using text and colour, Pak articulates her intentions. With her on-going project, she is “investigating the relationship and the effects of the surroundings on those who occupy that space.”

June Pak

Janis Demkiw

Call for Submissions

As Is Project Space invites proposals from artists working in all forms and disciplines. We seek to present installation work that is engaging and responsive to the particularities of this place; a house that is beside a school and near a park.

We welcome artists from Canada and abroad.

At the present time, As Is cannot pay artist fees but will provide the space, promotion and a celebration.