March 2 to April 15, 2017
Opening: Thursday, March 2 at 7pm
State of Flux, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
Modern Fuel is pleased to present Common Names, an exhibition of work by Carina Magazzeni and NO and NO (Gabriel Cheung and Katharine Vingoe-Cram) in our State of Flux Gallery from March 2 to April 15, 2017. Common Names explores forms of collage, assemblage and portraiture that address the gradual, yet precarious processes through which one's identity is formed.
Carina Magazzeni’s digital collage practice is informed by her research interests in “slowing down” as a theoretical and conceptual method to counter colonial archive violence. She is a femme settler from the Niagara Region, on Haudenosaunee and Chippewa territory, and is currently living and working in Katarokwi/Kingston as the Curatorial Assistant of Contemporary Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. She is the founder of Hatter St think tank, a research group that promotes collective wellness, solidarity and productivity through shared misery.
NO and NO (Gabriel Cheung and Katharine Vingoe-Cram) is a collaborative art practice and the extension of the artists' hypertrophied friendship. They have worked together since 2014, while attending graduate school in Kingston, and often take as a starting point the personal stories that they tell to themelves and to each other. Past work has explored collective drawing practices, particularly drawing as a mnemonic device, and the affective experiences of kinships and coexistence.
Images: NO and NO, I Can't Remember Your Name, 2016 (top of page and bottom right), Carina Magazzeni, qallunaat, 2017 (above) and Carina Magazzeni, xwelitem, 2017 (bottom left)