Personality explores the characters we play in our everyday life. It’s about a bunch of things that surround the human condition or what it means to be human. We make connections through universal ideas, taste classic Noir and turn it all on its head. Through shadowy humor we examine the bold idea of a manual that can improve ones personality in the postmodern era.
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A collaboration between Monique Blom and Shayne Metcalfe for the "Relative Connections" group art show at the Mann Art Gallery. This film was part of an installation.
An exploration of collaborative art production between artist couples!
April 4th, 2014 - May 25th, 2014
Reception: April 4th, 2014 | 7:00pm
Curated by: Griffith Aaron Baker & Twyla Exner
Artists Featured at the gallery exhibition were: David Garneau & Sylvia Ziemann (Regina, SK), Michel Boutin & Judy McNaughton (Prince Albert, SK), George Glenn and Connie Freedy (Prince Albert, SK), Michael Boss and Diana Thorneycroft Winnipeg, MB), Ron & Paula Cooley (Saskatoon, SK), Caitlyn McMcMillan and Lisa Smith (Thunder Bay, ON), Carmela Laganse and Jordi Alfaro (Dundas, ON), Gabriela Garcia-Luna and Rob Froese (Moose Jaw, SK) and Monique Blom and Shayne Metcalfe (Waldheim, SK)
Do opposites attract or do birds of a feather flock together? Why do our professional lives permeate our personal lives? Is it simply a matter of convenience? Do those who work well together play well together?
Relative-Connections is an exploration of collaborative art production between artists couples. Some couple's individual artworks mirror and evolve off of one another, linking through aesthetics, subject matter and/or material. Other artist couples have independent practices that share little to no commonalities. Relative-Connections inquires on the outcome of couples who wish to take on the challenge of creating a combined artwork that incorporates characteristics (conceptual or physical) from their independent practices. Consider it an artistic social experiment – divorce attorney’s will be on hand during the reception :)
This project was funded in part by the Saskatchewan Arts Board Independent Artis Grant Program