Laura

Laura

The minimalist American painter, Agnes Martin (1912-2004), sent this list of places she worked at to Arnold (Arne Glimche), an American art dealer, as part of her biography.1 The range of her work experience, and her mobility within the work field, is impressive. I wondered how I would stack next…

In June 2021, I will be installing all, or a partial selection, of yarn-wrapped sticks in a space in Strathcona, Vancouver. I have about 90 sticks. Fraser River Walks is a visual presentation but there may be a small participatory invitation to go along with this-–but not sure yet, to…

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…the passage of time can be painful…waiting for things to happen, for something to change, waiting for traction. The problem sometimes is with getting caught up in the waiting, as if things are out of our control—which of course right now they are, to some extent. whenever I am waiting…

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To really get a sense of Kawara’s oeuvre and the resulting monumentality of his process, I find it is worth noting down his projects in list form (kind of), if only to just notice the life span of each series and his commitment to his work. Thinking Man and The…

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Continuing on with contributions to “On Kawara” (2002, Phaidon), Gary Neill Kennedy (a Canadian conceptual artist) shares his experience of meeting On in the late 60s in Nova Scotia. At that time, Kennedy was working at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax. He mentions spending an…

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On Kawara (1932-2014) was a Japanese conceptual artist who lived in New York City from 1965. “Kawara belonged to a broadly international generation of Conceptual artists that began to emerge in the mid-1960s, stripping art of personal emotion, reducing it to nearly pure information or idea and greatly playing down…

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In “On Kawara” (2002, Phaidon) writers, artists, curators, professors and others contribute anecdotes about their experience interacting with On Kawara, or, in some cases, not interacting, yet, formulating a sense of On. For Homi K. Bhabha, a professor of Literature at Harvard University, who had never met the artist, On…

“How do we connect with place each time we move city or country?” Acts of Resilience was an instruction to myself to cultivate a feeling of control. It consisted of two sets of repetitive acts, act I: step outside into the woods, choose a stick/a fallen twig, saw off the…

As a nomad during the formative years of my life, and later as an immigrant, a sense of cultural loss, and the search for a place to call home have been preoccupations that have persistently emerged in my work. In Noticing, I contemplated my interior landscape during a six-month period…

Trail of Hope documents a cross-country road trip and move in 2019 from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, through the U.S., and ending in Vancouver, BC.This work captures the provinces and states traversed as well as religious signage encountered along the way. On this, and several other road trips to the…

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