10 Nov

Process & Intent; The Making of Art

I am one of fifteen artists with work in the Culture Crawl preview show, Process & Intent. I created a site-specific wall sculpture at the Cultch using scrap pieces of pages cut from finished altered books.

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For the Crawl, artists tidy their studios, sweep away the sawdust, scrape away the clay and present their work in a finished state, with usually just a few clues as to how the pieces unfolded. But the work you see is the result of untold hours of focused work and countless moments of problem solving: hitting a wall and persevering, and often of large financial investment. Of course, finished work is what we are striving for but for many artists, the process is where the “art” actually lies. Everyone else gets just part of the story in the form of the final piece.

For this show, as a preview presentation for this year’s 14th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl, curator Alex Henderson has decided to take the idea of the ‘preview’ in a more literal sense by showcasing the process behind some the works you will see in the studios. This is a rare opportunity to see the prototypes, the sketches books and the works in progress that reveal a little more of the story of art and artists in our community.

Process & Intent: The Making of Art
Featuring the work of 15 artists working in a range of media
The Cultch
1895 Venables Street, Vancouver. BC
Dates: November 10th to the 28th, 2010
Hours: Mon to Fri, 12-6pm. Saturday, 12-4pm, and always open 1 hour prior to scheduled performances.
Opening night is November 21st at 7pm.

© Rachael Ashe