JAMIE Q

SWATCHES

JULY 27 - AUGUST 13, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, July 28th, 6-8PM

Swatches Book

Swatches Book

Jamie Q makes paintings, drawings, zines, prints, sculptures, and textile pieces. These projects hold space for ideas around arts economies and value, gender and queerness, craft and repurposed materials, and process-based play.

The artist's limited edition book project "Swatches" features screenprinted fabric pages. As textiles, these prints exist exclusively as an art book multiple. In this exhibition, for the first time in North America, large-scale paper screenprints of each pattern will be exhibited. Shown alongside the Swatches prints is a selection of around 60 paintings, sculptures, and textile artworks.

"Swatches" was created at a residency in Brussels, Belgium, with travel funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Jamie Q has shown their art and distributed their zines internationally, including notable group shows at Krets Gallery in Sweden, the National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco, the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, and Museum London in Ontario; and solo exhibitions at DNA Artspace in London, L'APPÂT in Brussels, Art Metropole in Toronto, and Parentheses Gallery & Art Projects in Halifax. Jamie Q holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art & Design (2002) and an MFA from Western University (2010). 
 

Swatches Book

Swatches Book

Manifold / Medusa, 2015, mixed media, 24 x 19 x 19 in

Manifold / Medusa, 2015, mixed media, 24 x 19 x 19 in

Quilt, 2014, mixed fabrics, 45 x 34.5 in

Quilt, 2014, mixed fabrics, 45 x 34.5 in

Ice-cream, 2012, acryla-gouache on wood with embroidery floss, 24 x 12.5 cm 

Ice-cream, 2012, acryla-gouache on wood with embroidery floss, 24 x 12.5 cm 

Installation view, Jeans and Shirts

Installation view, Jeans and Shirts

The Tender Trap. 2010. 26 x 7 x 11 cm. paper-mâché, acrylic-gouache

The Tender Trap. 2010. 26 x 7 x 11 cm. paper-mâché, acrylic-gouache

Vogue, 2010-11, paper-mâché, cardboard, wood, aluminum foil, acrylic-gouache, 50 x 43 x 7 cm

Vogue, 2010-11, paper-mâché, cardboard, wood, aluminum foil, acrylic-gouache, 50 x 43 x 7 cm