See my Exhibition at the Button Factory Arts in Waterloo!

Not everyone is from Waterloo, ON so I wanted to share my exhibition at the Button Factory Arts in Waterloo, ON.

The exhibition is from January 17- February 1, 2020.

The group exhibition is called Friends & Lovers and is curated by Tee Kundu.

There is a variety of art forms including photographs, paintings and a community quilt project among others!

I have three works shown at the exhibition. The two smaller photographs are from my Patched series where I embed map paper into areas of the tree where the bark peels always. The larger photograph is titled Nestled and included twisted strips of map paper.

Jackie Partridge - artwork Nestled

Here is the description of the exhibition:

If love is a feeling and care is an action, they are always engaged in conversation. As we navigate our lives, these conversations become increasingly important in shaping our stories. Drawing on personal lived experiences as archival knowledge of histories and possible futures, our identities are forged through our relationships with one another. Friends & Lovers explores the ways in which care, vulnerability & intimacy contribute to our sense of community. Who are you in love with? And how?

Artists:

Yasmeen Nematt Alla

Megan Arnold

Sara Fleiszig

Jane Holbrook

Lara Jerome

TomiiLolaa Kosoko

Lucy Lan

Cassey Leblanc

Madeleine Lychek

Martha Merrall

Sarah Moreau

Becky Ostil

Jackie Partridge

Rebecca Payne

Lauren Prousky

Christie Shen

Johanna Thompson

Curated by Tee Kundu

Located on the Second Floor.

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Emerging Artist Showcase

This past Spring I was awarded a spot in Fiber Art Now as part of their emerging artist showcase. It was such an honour to see my work Patched printed in colour in their magazine. It was nice to be seen next to so many other great emerging artists!

Below is a page from the magazine:

 

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Currently my book Patched is on sale for 20% off on my website. Use code November20 to save 20% off. Free Shipping to Canada and the U.S.

www.jackiepartridge.com/shop

Patched

I will updating my shop and my book will be available for purchase tonight take advantage of free shipping from now until the new year!

I have been working on this book since this summer! I received a grant from the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund to fund the publication of this book!

38 pages of photographs and poems !

Click here for update tonight !

Title Page of my soon to be book!

I have been using http://www.blurb.ca to publish my book Patched using the funding I received from the Waterloo Arts fund. I chose to work with Blurb because it is very user friendly and easy to use. I have only been working on it a couple of days and I am almost finished!

Like most publishing sites Blurb offers various sales at discounted rates so you can save money and get your printing done! Check out the title page sneak peek and let me know what you think? Do you like the background colour? Let me know in the comments 🙂

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Women’s Studio Workshop Residency

Last month I attended the Women’s Studio Workshop Residency in Rosendale New York. I was working in the papermaking studio while I was there. I really enjoyed hiking in the area especially on the Rail Trail. While I was there I made a lot of paper working with maps and blue jeans. I got to try the vacuum table for the first time which was very exciting for my practice. I would highly recommend this residency to all the artists out there!

Patched

Patched is an ongoing photography series where I make interventions with nature using handmade paper. I make paper from old maps and insert the pulp into the missing areas of bark on trees and logs commenting on how change impacts the environment. These actions occur in parks where areas are curated in a way to represent a forest. I leave the interventions in the environment for them to weather and age over time. These moments of where the paper meet the bark offers a reward for the viewer who lives a busy life and may not often notice the little things.

The paper itself is an offering back to the tree as a previous tree created the paper. The act of adding pulp to the bark presents an idea of healing and mending the natural environment in a way that a bandage might heal or protect a wound.

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Trace and Retrace -MFA Exhibiton

I would love to invite you to the closing reception of my MFA graduating exhibition on Friday, February 2, 6-8pm.

Visual Arts Building | VA-102
Sir George Williams Campus
1395 Boul. René Levesque W.

***The gallery will also be open Wednesday January 31 (12-6pm), Thursday February 1 (12-6pm) and Saturday February 3 (12pm-6pm).

click here for more info

 

Grazing Installation

Here is a recent installation titled Grazing. The installation features a stop motion animation of farm fields from in and around my hometown, three sculptures -wooden structures with dyed burlap and pulp and a pile of twisted maps.

more info: www.jackiepartridge.com 

Photographer: Eliane Excoffier

 

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