Art Metropole is pleased to host a launch for a new zine and paper sculpture by James Kirkpatrick and Jamie Q, collaboratively known as Dusty Peas. Their work combines absurdity and abstraction through intuitive freestyle processes. At once both calculated and haphazard, it speaks to the generative possibilities of constructive fun and good old-fashioned imagination.
A Journey Through Time & Spaces
This silk-screened limited edition is the result of a residency at the Roberts Street Social Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The book includes prints of images built up using collage techniques, as well as their otherworldly paintings.
A companion to the deluxe zine, the Journey Through Time & Shapes DIY print/sculpture requires its owner’s participation to reach its next level of existence. With some scissors and glue, you can build your own spacecraft. This limited edition was produced at the Ink Storm Screenprinting Collective in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as part of the Roberts Street Social Centre’s artist-in-residence programme.
Launching across Eastern Canada this summer:
Halifax – Roberts Street Social Centre, 5684 Roberts St., Wed., July 29th, 7:00 pm
Sackville – Sappy Fest Zine Fair, United Church, Sat., August 1st, 12:00 â€“ 4:00 pm
Montreal – Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard, Wed., August 5th, 7:00 pm
Toronto – Art Metropole, 788 King St. W., Sat., August 8th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
London – Forest City Gallery, 258 Richmond St., with musical guests, Thurs., August 13th, 8:00 pm
A Journey Through Time & Shapes 2009
Unpaginated, 16 pages (including covers), 8.5” x 9”, softcover, staple-bound, full-colour silkscreen throughout. Limited edition of 100. $35
A Journey Through Time & Shapes 2009, 4-colour silkscreened print
Assemble-it-yourself sculpture, 19.75” x 25.5” before assembly. Limited edition of 100. $20.
Jamie Q is a Canadian artist who works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, zine-making, printmaking, and sculpture. They have shown their art and distributed their zines internationally, including notable group shows at Krets Gallery in Sweden, the Luggage Store Annex in San Francisco, Michael Gibson Gallery in London Ontario, and in solo exhibitions at Art Metropole in Toronto and Parentheses Gallery & Art Projects in Halifax.
Jamie Q has a BFA from the Alberta College of Art & Design (2002) and an MFA from The University of Western Ontario (2010). Their MFA research focused on the politics and aesthetics of the do-it-yourself ethic, as well as the social potential of art objects and DIY distribution strategies. Their most recent projects work through ideas around money and value, queerness, craft and re-purposed materials, and process-based abstract image-making in 2D and 3Dâ€”ideas that occasionally intersect in different ways, but not usually all at the same time. Originally from Edmonton, via Calgary and Montreal, they currently live and work in London, Ontario.
James Kirkpatrick (born 1977, London, Ontario) received his BFA from NSCAD University in 2002. His work was featured in the traveling group exhibition Pulp Fiction, presented at Museum London and The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in 2009, and at St. Maryâ€™s University Art Gallery in 2010. He is also well known as the graffiti artist and rapper Thesis Sahib. He has created artwork for several album covers, zines, his own monograph/album BEFORE THE END, and his collaborative art book with Peter Thompson, Brain Trust. Kirkpatrick has exhibited his work in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Brazil, Miami, London, England, Texas, Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver. He currently resides in London, Ontario, where he is developing work in a variety of media including drawing, painting, avant-garde hip-hop and electronic music, sound sculpture, zines, comics, and mask-making.
1: The great selection of zines, books, and screen-printed sculptures by James Kirkpatrick and Jamie Q.
2: At the launch artists Jamie Q, Atom Deguire, Bill Burns, Jesjit Gill, and James Kirkpatrick.
3: Friends Tommy and Noelle talk with artists Jamie Q and James Kirkpatrick.
4: The Art Met webcam in action.
5: The Dusty Pea's check out the New Arrivals in the Art Met shop.