Kinetica

Exhibition runs January 15 – February 1, 2014

Green. Red. Go. Stop. Fast. Slow. Forwards. Backwards. We concern ourselves on a daily basis with ways of depicting and capturing different states of motion. It is a concept that is both ancestral and modern. One that has permeated art practice since the beginning of human expression. It can be an impulse that keeps us safe from danger, by compelling us back to a place of familiarity, as well as a driving force that leads us to innovation and change. From two-dimensional to three-dimensional work, from documentation to live performance, from gesture and process-based work, kinetic sculpture to relational aesthetics; art and motion always seem to remain dynamically intertwined. This exhibition aims to explore all the ways these can be made through notions of motion, process, speed, change, gesture, and the kinetics of art.

Artists in the exhibition: Paul Bucci, Emma Choo, Alex Cu Unjieng, Adrian Diaz,  Olivia Dreisinger, Diana Hart, Micaela Kwiatkowski, Soda Leavey, Sharon Lin, Nicholas Loewen, David Longpre, Christian Lovell, Katharine Meng-Yuan Yi, Patrick O’Neill, Robert Psutka, Xiao Qin Yang, Emma Windsor-Liscombe, Chadman Wong, Ivan Yastrebov, and Jonathan Tippett as guest artist.

Opening Reception:  Wednesday, January 15 2014, 5 – 7pm

Curated by AHVA Gallery Team, Barbara Zeigler, Jonathan Tippett and VASA.

Presented by the Visual Arts Students Association  (VASA) and Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory (AHVA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Gallery Address: AHVA Gallery – rm. 1001, Audain Art Centre, 6398 University Blvd.
Gallery Hours:  Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 4pm.
Phone: 604 822-4563
Web: www.gallery.ahva.ubc.ca