Kelly Jazvac: Lamina Stamina
May 5 to September 9, 2018
Friday, May 11, 8:00 pm
Free and open to the public Artist-led Tour and Catalogue Launch with Kelly Jazvac
Saturday, August 12, tour at 2:00 pm, catalogue signing at 3:00 pm Free and open to the public
For more than a decade, London artist (now Montreal-based) Kelly Jazvac has created innovative art from the vinyl offcuts and other refuse of commercial sign makers. Lamina Stamina brings together an array of her diverse, often experimental pieces, including the recent Museum London acquisition Battle of Leisure (2013), shown here for the first time. Jazvac develops unconventional objects and two-dimensional pieces that press against walls, linger across floors, and feature soft layers and bubbled skins. Her practice represents more than a sensuous contemplation of the extraordinary colour, stretch, and shine of synthetic products. Her media of choice, like the exhibition title, plays on the ubiquity of plastics in contemporary life, and the long-lasting implications of its presence on the environment. Her work brings attention to the increasing pervasiveness of plastic in our water and soil, and its impact on everything from microscopic plants and animals to our own human health.