GHOSTS is a gathering of evidence; a collection of disassembled and recontexualized found objects. Deconstructing these utilitarian objects exposes subtleties like stains, fading, smudges and tears, unintended marks that organically build composition and depth and embody memory. Each piece tells a story like a time-capsuled moment or a ghostly impression.
Jamie Ashforth holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec. She has exhibited in a number of group and solo exhibitions in Central and Eastern Canada. Jamie uses many mediums and has a current inclination towards painting, printmaking and textiles. Her work explores memory and expresses longing. She draws on the inevitability of improvisation.
Curated by Helena Frei & Chris Mitchell, Hard Twist 10 Memory winds its way through textiles, a constant thread that runs through the earliest archaeological fragments, the latest experimental synthetics and everything in between. Textiles hold memory, recall memory, record – and occasionally obscure – memory. In some recent incarnations they even have memory. Opening reception on September 10th 7-10pm on the 3rd and 4th floors galleries. On view August 27, 2015 to December 27, 2015 on the 3rd and 4th floors of the hotel.