photo: Lee Ka-Sing
photo: Lee Ka-Sing

press release:

too 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.