Materials: doors, tinted two-part epoxy resin, paint cans, door knobs | Dimensions: Variable
When the viewer stands in front of one of the doors the paint cans merge together into a 'stack' and the poured resin may then be imagined as smoke.
High Five (2014)
Materials: stainless steel, industrial paint | Dimensions: each 25' x 7' x 6"
A permanent public art piece installed on a slope of land on Waterfront Drive in Winnipeg, Canada. Depending on your movement and perspective the piece changes meaning - when moving past it on the road it looks like wings or fins in formation; when considering it from directly across the street or from inside the ball park it transforms into an abstract human hand.
Photos: Gerry Kopelow © 2014; Jennifer Stillwell © 2014
High Five Google Street View August 2016: https://goo.gl/maps/YykFK1sXTB32
Neutral Centers (2014)
Materials: stainless steel sheets, target stickers | Dimensions: each 8' X 2' X 1'
A series of hand-hammered stainless steel sheets, each using different scales of hammers. Target stickers refer back to the process of aiming with each hammer strike.
Materials: climbing rope, cedar shims, plinth | Dimensions: Variable
Figurative form developed from play with the material of climbing rope.
Materials: climbing rope, plywood | Dimensions: 112" X 71" X 3"
A series of climbing ropes were each partially unraveled. They were installed together as one composition to reflect both climbing and falling.
Materials: tinted two-part epoxy resin, silver cake decorations, stainless steel whisks, plinths | Dimensions: Variable
The liquid two-part epoxy resin was whisked as the chemical reaction happened. Each form was installed in a plinth at an angle.
Materials: acrylic house paint, two-part epoxy resin, cake decorations, plywood | Dimensions: 1 @ 6' X 5' X 1" and 2 @ 8' X 5' X 1.5"
Several gallons of paint were poured into three large moulds at three different depths, and left to dry completely over the summer months. Different cracking and heaving patterns emerged depending on the depth of the paint. Multi-colored cake sprinkles were settled into the recessed areas as the original process felt similar to baking a cake. Transparent glossy resin was poured over the decorations and it also worked to hold the whole cracked painting back together.
Materials: beer bottles, wood | Dimensions: 10' X 4' X 3"
The label on each bottle was peeled and folded to frame the mountain graphic.
Brain Freeze (2009)
Materials: acrylic gel medium with graphic transfers off small, medium and the two larges of 7-11 Slurpee cups | Dimensions: 30' X 8'
The dot graphics on many 7-11 slurpee cups were painted over with transparent acrylic gel medium. The dried gel medium was then peeled off each cup and it transferred the cup's graphics onto it. They were all connected together into large molecule-like forms.
Materials: pvc pipes, sharpened sticks | Dimensions: Variable
A site-specific outdoor installation created during a two-week residency at Les jardins du précambrien in Val-David, Quebec.
Great Stuff (2008)
Materials: peg board, steel aircraft cable, cardboard, 3 cans of expanding foam | Dimensions: 8' X 5' X 5'
The nozzles of the expanding foam were fed through the holes of five layers of flexed peg board and then released.
Particle Shifts (2007)
Materials: gravel, plastic baskets, steel aircraft cable, 3-channel video | Dimensions: 5,000 square feet (installation)
A site-specific installation at the Darling Foundry in Montreal. Considering its factory/foundry past and the structure of the building, volunteers were asked to sift gravel using plastic baskets during their 'shift'. The larger stones that were extracted remained in the baskets and were built up into an abstract civilization. A refined steel cable structure was hung opposite the gravel pile to consider the gravity and light of the space and to visually amplify the sifting process.
Materials: clay, chevy truck grille, custom clamp | Dimensions: Variable
Several rolled slabs of clay were methodically pushed forward through a chevy truck grille to create the form on the floor. It was then attempted to reverse the grille through a large block of clay using a heavy duty custom clamp.
Wall Plow (2006)
Materials: single-channel video installation (maquette view and install view) | Duration: 10 minute loop, standard definition
A section of drywall awkwardly pushes forward through plaster until it fills the video frame and becomes part of the gallery wall.
Gravel Rolls (2006)
Materials: roofing paper rolls, soda cracker crumbs | Dimensions: 20' X 4' X 8"
The heavy rolls were each half-dipped in glue then rolled in soda cracker crumbs. An abstraction of a gravel road to a paved road.
Materials: vent, tofu | Dimensions: 5" x 12" X 1"
Installed at eye-level in the gallery space.
Materials: paper towels and packaging, corrugated metal, wood boards, cardboard, wood stain, water, power cords, 3-channel video
Dimensions: 5,000 square feet (installation)
Site-specific installation at Triple Candie in New York. Reflecting on the factory past of the space, volunteers were asked to unroll and tear paper towels during their shift. The abstract 'melting' forms that emerged in the space reflected an overlapping physical and psychological slowness.
Materials: acrylic house paint, 2X6 boards, box fans, power cord, pringles | Dimensions: Variable
Two rows of five paint trays were lined up. They were filled with dark to light shades of grey of paint with descending deep to shallow levels. A series of boards were dipped into the paint at each end and they formed an imagined dock where the wake of a boat laps its edges. The fans move from very fast to very slow as they catch the wake of the one plugged in.
Static Lift (2004)
Materials: single-channel video installation | Duration: 3 minute loop, standard definition
Created during a residency in Rotterdam. Discarded packaging from markets in the area was stacked compositionally in the building’s freight elevator. Using the movement of the elevator the 'static' slowly moves through the video frame.
A Piece of Turf (2003)
Materials: acrylic and cotton fibers | Dimensions: 6' X 4'
A hand hooked carpet based upon natural lawn patterns. Shifts to bird's eye view of a landscape.
Materials: reconfigured armchairs (series of seven) | Dimensions: Variable
Each armchair was methodically dismantled and packed in its own cushion cover.
Materials: living room furniture, carpet, wallpaper | Dimensions: Variable
A living room set was built in the gallery space, methodically dismantled over five work days, then rolled up in its carpet.