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EXHIBITION DATES: March 24th to May 12th. RECEPTION: Friday, March 23rd, 7-9pm. ARTIST TALK: Thursday, April 19th at 7pm.
Saskatoon Artist Monique Martin explores the disappearance of handwriting. The disappearance of certain modes of communication - handwriting and the mailed letter - is the inspiration for this new series of work by Martin. Using clay, printmaking, painting, and installation, Martin sets out to explore the tactile nature of handwriting and the sending of letters as a tool for human connection.
Monique Martin describes what draws her to handwritten letters as opposed to digital forms of communication. "The touching through handwriting, pen, and paper across a distance. The effort to write, enclose a letter, and mail it makes it a cherished object, a special gift, to be held with a type of reverence."
This exhibition will also feature collaborative works with artist Frank Vescio. Martin and Vescio used the postal service to send works between their studios in Saskatoon and Paris, France. The artworks are marked with the repetitive folding, stamps, and other marks of the nature of travel.
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