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2017 06 Edge Invite

Alainnah Whachell
Screen Shots

Screen Shots is a collection of sculptures that all imbue a fashion sensibility. Some of the works were made a few years ago, some are super fresh. “No Romance, 2016”, was part of a site-specific installation, alongside Robert Service Way last fall. That particular work is a reference to the surrealist artist Man Ray’s large-scale paintings of his lover's lips, “The lovers, 1933”. 

The shows title, Screen Shots, comes from the process where I became interested in taking screenshots of fashion items that I liked or desired. I started making the screenshots into a system by filtering them through an online cross stitch pattern maker and using beads to function like pixels.

Together as a collection (SS17), I feel the works have a fashionable style to them and bring together similar themes around desire, surfaces, quick/slow, precious and ephemeral. 

Artist Bio:

The artist Alainnah Whachell works within the discourse of sculpture, making forms from materials that are readily available to her. The materials in the work are very much a part of the psychology of the work. She is influenced by a material process, making work to better understand the world she is a part of. Major themes in her work are surfaces, desire, fashion, semiotics, time, and uncertainty. 

Alainnah has a BFA at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She currently resides in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Exhibition on until July 1st 2017

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