loop gallery presenting: staged standards, by Sessional Instructor Kip Jones
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 2, 2-5 pm
loop Gallery is pleased to announce Staged Standards, a new exhibition by kipjones.
Staged Standards is a response to an ongoing study into architectural iconography as a sculptural gesture. The work consists of a series of materially aesthetic investigations of formally staged wooden fabrications and their echoed forms. These austere scaled assemblies of an architectural vernacular address the notions of permanence and transformation as a reflective relationship between the elements.
The latex rubber forms act as dualistic moments in an inter-connected relationship with their mirrored wooden original. Pragmatically this work utilizes the inherent properties of latex rubber, its skin like qualities and it structural integrity, as containers of forms and icons. The hard surfaced reality occupies a antipodean position in relation to the soft skinned latex empty vessels, constituting a connective bridging of the organic and the man-made – the mind and body – nature and culture.
Staged Standards are formal self-reflective acts of inherent tension and linked associations, a redefined vocabulary of form.
kipjones is an active and experienced Toronto public artist, sculptor and instructor. His artistic research addresses the complex potentialities of space through site-specific installations, public art and object making. He graduated 2011 with an MFA: sculpture from Concordia University in Montreal. He has exhibited and participated in residencies nationally and internationally. His public art can be engaged with in Kelowna BC, Calgary AL, Moncton NB, and most recently Gambrel Journey for the City of Markham Ontario.