CHRISTINE NEGUS |it’s what’s inside that counts
JULY 2021 – AUGUST 2021

Image designed in collaboration with Jessica Negus. Image courtesy of the artist.

CHRISTINE NEGUS |it’s what’s inside that counts

it’s whats inside that counts is an exhibition that swirls around ideas of speculative horror and the monstrous return, confusing the boundaries between surface and depth. As languidly contemplative waters become abysmal and disorienting, this grouping of new works by Christine Negus offers an immersive experience using language and humour to confront anxieties surrounding alienation and eco-loss.


Within this show, the politics of display and “the remake” are addressed through an assemblage of ghostly forms. Across these unfulfilling re-creations, the normative understandings of space and time are delightfully disrupted. With their material lure, impostor objects provide experiential trickery, as anachronistic disturbances and haunting realities hide just below the surface.


CHRISTINE NEGUS is a multidisciplinary artist and writer who received the National Film Board of Canada’s Best Emerging Canadian Video/Filmmaker award through Images Festival in 2008. Negus obtained her MFA from Northwestern University in Chicago IL and her BFA from Western University in London ON. Some of her notable exhibitions and screenings include: CROSSROADS, the8fest, Queer City Cinema, MIX NYC, Process Film Festival, Artists’ Television Access, Dunlop Gallery, AKA artist-run, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Swedish Film Institute, Experiments in Cinema, Art Gallery of York University, and Kasseler Dokfest. She has had solo exhibitions at RPL Film Theatre, Forest City Gallery, Gallery TPW, gallerywest, Julius Caesar, The Pitch Project, and Modern Fuel. Her work has been reviewed in numerous publications, including The Globe and Mail and Modern Painters, and an interview on Negus’ video practice appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of BlackFlash Magazine.


The artist would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the London Arts Council. In addition, special thanks to: Cottage Pottery Studio, Cameron Crawford, Jessica Negus, Katie Micak, Daniella Sanader, TAP Centre for Creativity, Jordan Shaw, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, as well as the support of countless friends and colleagues which was essential in the realization of this exhibition.