Katie Bethune-Leamen, still from A Third and Final Part: Peary & Ahnighito, 2012, 13:51, HD video, compositing & editing: Nathan Saliwonchyk, 3D CGI: David Girard, sound: Andy McCluskey, Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council, © 2012 Katie Bethune-Leamen
Katie Bethune-Leamen: Shiny, Object, Person
Katie Bethune-Leamen's Shiny, Object, Person brings together a number of new works: a video, a series of works on paper, a sculpture, and a bookwork.
Arctic explorer Robert Peary, the Cape York meteorites housed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, dazzle camouflage and ghost-costumed and draped forms, are some of the multifarious allusions that linger in the background of Bethune-Leamen's work. But while it is an intricate set of experiences and references that leads her to make the things that she makes, the people, places and stories that exist in her titles are simply there as hints of what inspires her ongoing inquiry into the nature of objects.
Bethune-Leamen's exhibition will be on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario from June 9 to August 5, 2012.
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