Gallery 111

111 Dunlop Street East
Barrie, ON l4N 0V5

Wraught: Mined vs Made

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 1:00pm to Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 5:00pm

This fall, Gallery 111 presents thoughtful photography by new member James Stacey in conjunction with the playful industrial sculptures of guest artist Kevin MacLean. This exhibit will take the viewer on an exciting journey from the rugged ground up and below to explore the landscapes we work into and mine, as well as present industrial products we manufacture in a new light.  Stacey’s series of photos serve as a visual essay or documentary on the rugged beauty above and below Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Mountains, where he was commissioned for a silver mines annual report.  “I was struck by the contrast between the serenity and pristine beauty above, and the noisy dirty underworld that is a silver mine.” In compliment, MacLean, a salvager of all things, flips the concept of form as function on it’s head through his assemblage of discarded and found industrial entities which are repurposed to serve as decorative items for both his two and three dimensional work. Combining discarded metal fixtures, gauges, gears, plates and other thing-a-ma-jiggers with other building materials such as wood and concrete, the viewer will find themselves admiring the juxtaposition of materials of Kevin’s sculptures that work to extend the subject matter of James’ imagery beyond the picture plane, creating a new appreciation for the land, it’s contents, as well as the people who work it, transform it and more recently reclaim it’s fruits of labour.