Material Transfer

9 March – 22 April, 2007

Laurie Ljubojevic, News ( a conversation with Morita and Satake) 2006

Opening reception Thursday 8 March at 8 pm

Works by Paul de Guzman (Vancouver), Laurie Ljubojevic (Beijing), Kristiina Lahde (Toronto), Linh Ly (Calgary) and Peter Schuyff (Amsterdam), present mundane objects that through material interventions and processes shift from a recognizable mode into one less definable, resulting in objects that tend to sit between classifiable things; De Guzman’s “altered books” and Ljubojevic’s “dotted” newspapers lose their purpose as journals or mediums of news; Lahde’s intricately cut business envelopes, Ly’s “tapestried” snapshots and Schuyff’s baroque carved pencils all acquire new aesthetic roles, while retaining traces of their former more utilitarian lives. The exhibition is curated by Susan Gibson Garvey and organized by Dalhousie Art Gallery.