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Ashley Guindon: A Great Mystery

ASHLEY GUINDON | A GREAT MYSTERY
SATURDAY 22 JANUARY 2011 – SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2011

OPENING RECEPTION | FRIDAY 21 JANUARY 2011, 8:00PM – 10:00PM

A Great Mystery, is a continuation of Ashley Guindon’s one night show that took at The Factory: Hamilton Media Art center on July 9, 2010. The installation consists of a collection of single-channel videos shot at the artist’s childhood church in southwestern Ontario. The clips capture the ritualistic, repetitive motions of a Sunday service in extreme close-ups, reflections or shadows. The camera remains stationary while action move in and our of the picture plane; information is withheld by the edges of the image and the viewer is almost teased by movement and sound that fades in and out. The shots are treated like paintings thrust into the dimension of time: a careful study, an artist’s means of guiding the eye. Guindon experiments with the relationship between traditional forms of art and new mediums, which add the dimension of time.

ASHLEY GUINDON received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with specialization in Studio Arts from the University of Western Ontario in 2008. She participated in both the Independent Studio Residency at Toronto School of Art and in the Vermont Studio Residency in Johnson, Vermont. Guindon was a recipient of an Emerging Artist’s Grant from Toronto Arts Council in 2009, as well as a 2010 recipient of the Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant. She is currently based in Toronto, Ontario.

A Great Mystery is generously funded by Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council.

Read MARISSA NEAVE‘S The Discontinuous Made Continuous, an essay about ASHLEY GUINDON‘S exhibition.