Medium of Exchange: Process

A Group Exhibition by Medium of Exchange

April 7 - June 5, 2021

ASA Gallery - Main

Suite 222, 1235 26 Ave SE,
Calgary, AB T2G 1R7 – MAP

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Hours of operation

Currently closed until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Online Exhibition Info

Medium of Exchange has published an online exhibition and website to complement their physical show!

Five women walked into an art school…

Three straight women, one gay woman and one who says it’s nobody business walked into an art school…

An agnostic, a Wiccan, a Catholic and two atheists walked into an art school…

Three settlers, an Inuit and a Metis walked into an art school…

Five artists of diverse backgrounds walked out of an art school…

…and had a conversation:

They called themselves Medium of Exchange. They made work together and apart about topics relevant to them all. Then their lives and professional practices diverged again. After a decade, Jesica Campbell, Penny Chase, Jessica Hauser, Debbie.lee Miszaniec and Koren Scott have re-converged for Medium of Exchange: Process. Process is about the process of making art: the process of the development of the artist over time. The individual’s process of art making. The process of creating a dialogue between diverse individuals through art.

Background:

Medium of Exchange is a group of artists: Jesica Campbell, Penny Chase, Jessica Hauser, Debbie.lee Miszaniec and Koren S. Scott. While from diverse backgrounds, we share the common experience of having undergone the intense examination of our creative processes during our bachelor’s studies at the Alberta College of Art & Design, and graduating together in 2008. Our intention for the exhibition, Process, is to stage an anniversary show consisting of individual and collaborative artworks addressing the theme of creative process and its evolution over time. The artworks include wall art, three dimensional objects, and a bookwork, coming from our respective backgrounds in painting, drawing and printmaking. In line with the theme of Process and the idea of moving forward from a shared creative ‘starting’ point in 2008, to our first show as a group (Medium of Exchange: Debt) in 2010, and then toward our current directions and development, we will also present documentation of the works from the original show, encouraging the viewer to explore the artists development over the span of a decade. 

Images courtesy of artists.