Alana Bartol, Lindsay Dobbin, Ursula Handleigh, and Pavitra Wickramasinghe
Curated by Katie Belcher
2 March to 13 April 2019
This exhibition is part of the 2019 Capture Photography Festival Selected Exhibition Program
OPENING RECEPTION & PUBLICATION LAUNCH:
Friday 1 March from 7-9pm
**Due to construction our In Conversation event has been canceled**
found/held presents work by Alana Bartol (Calgary), Lindsay Dobbin (Bay of Fundy), and Ursula Handleigh (Halifax), and Pavitra Wickramasinghe (Montreal). Considering these works through a drawing lens, this exhibition investigates the artists’ use of concrete materials—water, air, metal, paper—to capture phenomena—resonance, breath, energy, the fold. Inspired by reading about the disappearing skill of wave pilots in the Marshall Islands—specially trained in the ancient art of reading the waves by feel and sight—Wickramasinghe’s Coral bones/La mer are a return to these innate navigation skills and of the body to the environment. Dobbin’s practice of drumming the surface of the Bay of Fundy is reflected Arrival, in which they build a spacious soundscape with two tones acting as wave cycles. With her video reading wild lands, Bartol re-imagines dowsing as a technology for remediation of contaminated land. Lastly, Handleigh uses experiential photography and alternative processes of image making to record personal histories, such as I can feel you forgetting, which captures both the impressions of her hands and the humidity of her breath.
Image: Pavitra Wickramasinghe, Coral bones/La mer, Mois Multi & La Chambre Blanche, Québec, 2018. Photo by Ivan Binet.