Artist Reception & Talk: January 7, 1:00 p.m.
The Minto Arts Council is pleased to present our upcoming show “Comfort/Discomfort” highlighting the work of two versatile and provocative artists: Jenny Iserman of Walkerton and Iriz Pääbo of Elmwood. An artists’ reception will take place on Saturday, January 7 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm.
The artists use quilts and book art as a medium and signifier to engage with social questions pertaining to violence against women. Together, each artist’s practice is complementary to the understanding of the other’s, suggesting the adaptations in memory, survival, culture and society that women’s work has always represented.
Jenny Iserman’s current art practice includes equal portions of mixed media, printmaking, quilt making and book art. Her work has been shown widely in group and juried shows. A quilt traditionally represents the work of women, separate from books and print, the realm of men. Iserman’s art seeks to address that imbalance.
Iriz Pääbo’s work falls into a constantly shifting, complex art practice that encompasses auteur filmmaking, sculpture, painting, soundscapes, activist art and installation. HA’Aki – her most recent film with the National Film Board of Canada – was the winner of the Ars Electronica Golden Nica award for Best Computer Animation and Visual Effects in 2009.
Together, each artist’s practice is complementary to the understanding of the other’s, suggesting the adaptations in memory, survival, culture and society that women’s work has always represented.