TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary presents TWIST (Factory of Kisses and Doves) by Leigh Tennant
June 6 to August 1, 2017
Closing Reception Thursday, July 20, 6pm
TRUCK Contemporary Art +15 Window
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary is pleased to present TWIST (Factory of Kisses and Doves) by Leigh Tennant in the TRUCK +15 Window at Arts Commons, 205 8 Avenue SW.
The closing reception is on Thursday July 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm and the exhibition runs from Tuesday June 6 – Tuesday August 1, 2017.
Factory of Kisses and Doves is a series of exercises that explore the difference between a deductive structure and a non-deductive structure that is between construction and composition. In a non-deductive structure there will always be a leftover part, “a space that cannot be accounted for within the governing structure established by the figure.” TWIST is the first in a series of attempts to build a deductive structure in 3-dimensional space, in the legacy of the Russian Constructivist artist Karl Ioganson. Positing total transparency as hopelessly utopian, Tennant shifts the goal of these exercises away from the desire to eradicate the leftover part, towards a better understanding of how to use it…
Leigh Tennant’s artistic practice speaks through the history and materiality of drawing and painting. She is also interested in the relation between femininity and truth, however this aspect of her practice seems to be endlessly deferred. Tennant was a founding member of the Vancouver project space TopDown BottumUp, active from 2011 – 2013. Tennant holds a BA in art history, a BFA in visual art, and an MFA in visual art from The University of British Columbia. Tennant lives and works in Vancouver.
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