Extracting Narratives is an artistic program that brings together new work by contemporary painters Jeroen Witvliet (All Tomorrow’s Parties) and Neil McClelland (The Perfect Nowhere) in an exhibition that draws attention to shifting relations found in daily life and varied stories told through the painted image.
“Our paintings create fictive, could-be landscapes addressing notions of what is familiar but strange, and suggests a sense of unease and difficult relationships between culture and nature. We allow a relinquishing of control of ideas, but also of the painting’s surface through loose working of materials. The works are always alluding to something perhaps mythological, historical, or some possible future, but in ways that are purposefully ambiguous about what that something is. The images evoke a narrative, an aftermath or a beginning, but each painting is not about its separate elements. Our work invites viewers to construct meaning, to explore the in-between space between the separate elements within the paintings, and between the paintings in the gallery space.” – Jeroen Witvliet and Neil McCelland.
Source Material is a concurrent assemblage of photographs and sculptural objects by local visual arts students and alumni from NIC/ECUAD featured in CVAG’s Community Space.
A community Make Art Project invites participation throughout the run of the exhibition, beginning with an artist-led make event on January 21.
exhibition January 21 – February 25
artist-led make art event January 21 11 – 1pm
artist talk + art opening January 21 2pm
grateful cake party January 21 3pm
NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE ARTIST TALK / Stan Hagen Theatre February 7, 12pm
Jeroen Witvliet (All Tomorrow’s Parties) and Neil McClelland (The Perfect Nowhere)
McClelland creates a fictitious world, a “no place”, in which we might find something of ourselves and our world.January 21 - February 25 2017
Witvliet has created expansive paintings that evoke the mythological, the historical or some possible future.January 21 - February 25 2017
This exhibition presents relationships between photography and sculptural objects as a means of creating new narratives.January 21 - February 25 2017
Join us in celebrating the opening of Source Material, featuring two new exhibits: The Perfect Nowhere and All Tomorrow's Parties.January 21 2017 / 11:00am - 4:00pm
Creating hybrid responses by drawing upon inspiration from Source Material both outside and inside the gallery.January 21 2017 / 11:00am - 3:00pm