State of Flux Gallery

Erin Milliken: little wonders

Saturday, June 28, 2014 to Saturday, August 9, 2014

Erin Milliken's exhibition little wonders is a collection of mixed media pieces that play upon ideas of vulnerability, temporality, communication, connection, wonder and hope. Milliken uses the motif of rabbits as a means of exploring complex societal juxtapositions of vulnerability and destruction. Despite being cruelly treated as disposable, rabbits are resourceful in their speed and cunning and are known for their prolific reproductive abilities.

Noel Bullock: Mars Landing

Saturday, May 3, 2014 to Saturday, June 14, 2014

Noel Bullock’s exhibition Mars Landing is informed by the landscape, both earthbound and interstellar. As the Planetary Society notes, “Mars has historically been unfriendly to Earth’s attempts to visit it.” Missions have been attempted, and half have failed. However, since 1996 there has been a resurgence in activity, with 3-D data from high-resolution scans and mechanical rovers seeking out a safe and precise landing spot. There will perhaps be a city at some point in time, waiting for us.

Andrea Graham: Cleaning House

Saturday, March 8, 2014 to Saturday, April 19, 2014

Inspired by mound- building termites, Andrea Graham's new exhibition is a call to action to “clean house”. Termites are recyclers. Beneath the tall towers exists an extensive system of subterranean nests, tunnels and conduits containing a system working for the good of the colony. Some termites not only recycle everything they use, but are vital in the balance of the regional ecosystem. It is time for us, in our own towers, to concern ourselves with what resources are utilized to maintain our way of life.

Jeff Barbeau: Minor Works

Saturday, January 11, 2014 to Saturday, February 22, 2014

Photography is perhaps the most popular method these days for producing more and more images. Surely one has found oneself included in an image this way, or have subjected others to the process. We have probably all gotten carried away in this regard. Indeed, it has come to the point where it feels intolerable to let any given experience pass without some documentation. One must now testify to it having been memorable. We do what we can.

Erika Olson: Shelf Life

Saturday, August 24, 2013 to Saturday, October 5, 2013

In Shelf Life, Kingston-based artist Erika Olson explores the playful and potent space between still-life painting and expiration. With a careful hand and sharp eye, Olson chronicles everyday life, including what is traditionally thought of as women's work: food preparation, cooking utensils and cleaning products. Although Olson’s work is primarily expressive in its aesthetic, awareness of inequity runs through her examination of food and appetite.

Maura Doyle: New Age Beaver

Saturday, June 29, 2013 to Saturday, August 10, 2013

OUT OF PRINT

Saturday, May 4, 2013 to Saturday, June 15, 2013

In the exhibition Out of Print, Modern Fuel’s Artistic Director Kevin Rodgers explores the collection of print material in the Nan Yeomans Resource Library. Due to the diligent collecting of material by past board members and staff, the Resource Library has many unique and difficult to find items. Out of Print utilizes a range of local and national artists’ books, catalogues and printed matter to address issues of format, circulation and distribution.

Natasha Mazurka: The Centre Cannot Hold

Saturday, March 9, 2013 to Saturday, April 20, 2013
 
In her new exhibition The Centre Cannot Hold, Natasha Mazurka explores the communicative potential of pattern.  Through a series of paintings and embossed drawings, Mazurka responds to the motives and outcomes – social, political and epistemological – aligned with organizing the world through graphic syntax. By underscoring the elusive character of current technological and natural phenomena that have no concrete visible/physical form, her works bring out the expansive and transitional: that which has no fixed form. 
 

Chris Miner: Artists Statements

Saturday, January 12, 2013 to Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Artists Statements is a photographic installation of five large (three feet by six feet) black and white portraits of local Kingston artists and their work by award-winning photographer Chris Miner. 

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