Friday, September 11, 2015

New works by loop Artists Linda Heffernan and Kim Stanford

Linda Heffernan     
 Are we there yet?   

September  12- Oct 4, 2015    

Opening Reception:

Saturday, September 12, 2-5 PM the triumph of the unnatural over the natural, the grid over the organic...
(Bruce Mau: Designer)   

Why do planners fix on the block and ignore the street? 
(Jane Jacobs: The Death and Life of Great American Cities)

loop gallery is pleased to present Are we there yet?, a new exhibition by Linda Heffernan.

Heffernan makes paintings based on satellite views of urban areas.  Her new paintings are inspired by the Official Plan Review of Clarington in Durham Region as well as detailed maps for the highway 407 East project. Her process makes use of acrylic mediums and construction materials such as dry mesh drywall tape and wire fencing to build a layered image that references the pixilation of digital photography.

Heffernan lives and works in Whitby.

Image: Map A2, acrylic on canvas, 2015

Kim Stafford 

September 12- October 4, 2015

Moustache Party and Opening Reception:
Saturday, September 12, 2-5 pm

As ever, body hair was a repository for wider social and political concerns.
                                                                        (Rebecca Herzog: Plucked)

the goal is not to make clearer how the violence of order is transmuted into a disciplinary technology,
     but rather to bring to light the clandestine forms taken by the dispersed, tactical, and makeshift
creativity of groups or individuals already caught in the nets of 'discipline' Pushed to their ideal       limits, these procedures and ruses of consumers compose the network of an antidiscipline
                                                            (Michel Certeau: The practiced of Everyday Life)

                                            self conception can be theorized as a process of hallucination
                                                                                 (Ted Hiebert: In Praise of Nonsense)

loop gallery is pleased to present Trichotillomania, a new exhibition by Kim Stanford. 

Stanford makes art about weird things, about repeating yet divine banalities like other people’s dirty socks. This new project is inspired by her routine of plucking unwanted facial hair every day after day after year. She begins with materials used to remove facial hair, such as wax and sugar, but soon transcends into an increasingly macroscopic, surreal landscape.

Stanford lives and works in Toronto.

Image: you have to pull yourself out by the root (detail), mixed media, 2015

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