Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre || Opening and Exhibition || Jay White & Barbara Meneley

Modern Fuel is pleased to present work by Jay White in our Main Gallery and Barbara Meneley in our State of Flux. Both exhibitions open on Saturday, January 7 at 2pm and continue until February 18, 2017. Admission is free.

Jay White was born in Edmonton, and considers his home to be his mother’s hometown of St. Bernards, in Ktaqamkuk / Newfoundland. Traveller reflects on museological practices of collecting and interpreting, asking: What information is lost when these activities are transferred off the land and outside of their local context? What knowledge is retained in the gallery objects, or maintained through stories told around them? How does the liveliness of an object change when it becomes ‘animated’ through image sequences? White’s work has shown worldwide and his films have won various awards internationally, including Best Animated Short at the Worldwide Animation Festival, and a longlist entry for Academy Award nomination.

Barbara Meneley is a prairie-based Canadian visual artist whose interdisciplinary site responsive work engages with the landscapes and foundations of contemporary society and culture. Her work evolves through theoretical inquiry and contemporary intermedia art—media, performance, installation, experimental cartographies, bookworks, and engaged practice. Unmapping the Last Best West investigates the tensions in conventional cartographic representation and explore the potential for wider expression in representing place. Maps taken from archival sources are abstracted, recomposed and erased to re-imagine, redefine, and restory colonial cartographic representations of land.

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Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is a non-profit organization facilitating the presentation, interpretation, and production of contemporary visual, time-based and interdisciplinary arts. As an advocate for contemporary art, as well as for artists’ rights, we pay professional fees to artists in accordance with the CARFAC fee schedule. Modern Fuel would like to thank the Kingston Arts Council, Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council and Community Foundation of Kingston and Area for their continued support.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00pm

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Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
Suite 305, Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning
370 King Street W
Kingston, ON | K7L 2X4

613 548 4883

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