November 12, 2010 – January 9, 2011
Art Gallery of Peterborough
Curated by Carla Garnet
WARM ICE is a ten-person show that intentionally highlights the inherent theatricality of works of art, both cinematic and object-based, to engage viewers in enacting their own readings of the multi-media works that comprise the story-bound exhibition. Taking the gradual warming of the North as its thematic starting point, Warm Ice aims to draw out the experiential qualities of the works on display, which simultaneously evokes moments and narratives “frozen” in time and the course of change involved in the process of melting or thawing.
The wintery group presentation includes film, video, installation, painting and sculpture by Michael Belmore, Deanna Bowen, Griffin Brothers (Clint & Scott Griffin), Mike Hansen, Luis Jacob, Rae Johnson, Christy Langer, Paulette Phillips, Gretchen Sankey and Sharon Switzer. Assembled together, the works on display propose that acting out our relationship with the natural world may mean setting up connections with nature as a kind of allegorical theatre first.