much and too little
Libby Hague 9/27/2009 - 10/15/2009
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 2 - 6 pm
On the wall of INDEXG PRINTROOM, Libby Hague's installation "too much
and too little" is a response to our curatorial theme of "Water".
The fluidity and evolvability in her art practice enables her to adopt any
given theme and express it in an language typically her own. For this exhibition,
she took the inspiration from weather.
"This summer the rain index in Canada was maddeningly polarized. Television
reported that the West coast was on fire, while the East coast was drowning.
There was either too much or too little, with no sharing and no middle ground,
not even in the prairies. This installation visualizes how, as in so many
other situations, balance is unattainable.
The installation is stepped like a waterfall falling from the ceiling, cascading
to the floor, seeping under the baseboards. Major hydro issues. At the other
end of the wall is the other end of the spectrum - nothing at all really,
except a child, smoke, the big dry."
Libby Hague (Toronto, Ontario) is a visual artist who works primarily in print
installation. Her recent exhibitions include One step at a time and Everything
needs everything. She will have two installations in Siberia in September,
as part of the 6th Novosibirsk International Biennial of Contemporary Graphic
Art. She is featured in the British book, Installations & Experimental Printmaking
by Alexia Tala and won the 2009 Open Studio National Printmaking Award.