Exhibiting: June 8th - 30th, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7th at 6pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, June 30th at 2pm with Peter Dykhuis
Repeat is part of an ongoing study of performed movement and pattern. The paintings in this exhibition directly reference techniques performed in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Having trained in Jiu Jitsu over the past year, Wiebe has become more and more invested in how the body relates to itself, to others, and to the environment.
By using a variety of Jiu Jitsu positions, Wiebe creates figurative repeat patterns. The patterns allow her to isolate specific movements within a sequence. The isolated movement repeats across the painted surface and is further broken down using shape and colour to disrupt and camouflage the repeat pattern.
Jessica Lynn Wiebe is a Halifax based interdisciplinary artist. A former artillery soldier in the Canadian military, her artwork investigates the mechanisms of war, including the complex politics around gender, economy, architecture of war, and the human condition. Through the use of various media she makes work that creates dialogue by engaging and challenging deeply held beliefs and emotions about the military and war. Currently she is a participant of the Canadian Forces Artist Program (CFAP) 2018-2019 through the Canadian War Museum (CWM) in Ottawa.
There will be an artist talk at Hermes Gallery on Sunday June 16 at 2pm.