ArtQuarters Gallery announces its latest exhibition, “Convenience,” works by Jennifer Chin and Jessica Rysyk, as part of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, from May 3 to 20, 2023.
Through their work, both artists in this exhibition attempt to permanently capture the fleeting and somewhat disposable experiences of commercially available convenience foods and confections.
Chin uses photography to capture the variations and disparities found in industrially-produced foods as evidence and tribute to the labour of the individuals involved in their manufacturing. Rysyk captures the experience of nostalgic confections by embedding the candies and wrappers themselves in clear resin blocks, creating an enduring acrylic reliquary.
The title, Convenience, is a site-specific reference to the previous life of the gallery’s space as a local convenience store.
A special opening reception will take place Saturday May 6, 2023, from 2 to 5 pm, with the artists in attendance.
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