Jessica Lynn Wiebe
September 3 – 24, 2019
(Halifax/ K’jipuktuk) Jessica Lynn Wiebe’s exhibition includes sketches and drawings of Jiu Jitsu movements, which serve as a point of reference as she builds complex repeat patterns in her paintings. The figurative patterns in these sketches are then repeated across the canvas and are further abstracted, creating a more colourful pattern, reminiscent of camouflage. See Wiebe’s exhibition, Repeat Patterns, in the Corridor Gallery until September 24.
Jessica Lynn Wiebe, Repeat Pattern #3, graphite and ink of paper, 9 x 9″, 2019. Image courtesy of artist
Of the inspiration for this series, Wiebe states:
This body of work is part of an ongoing study of performed movement and pattern. The work directly references techniques performed in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Having trained in Jiu Jitsu over the past year, I have 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 I create figurative repeat patterns that are used as reference in my paintings. The patterns allow me 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.
Jessica Lynn Wiebe, Repeat Pattern #4, graphite and ink of paper, 9 x 12″, 2019. Image courtesy of artist.
Located inside the Visual Arts Nova Scotia office at the Halifax Seaport since 2000, the Corridor Gallery is complimented by a historical legacy of Nova Scotia culture, simple yet modern architectural elements and an array of current cultural activity in the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia office. The Corridor Gallery is located at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, a city situated on unceded Mi’kmaq territory, and is open Monday through Friday, 9:30am – 5pm.
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