Hazel Eckert is an artist and letterpress printer. By combining found objects, photographs, and drawings of her surroundings, she creates collages that verge on installation. Her work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions across Canada, and she is the 2013–2014 recipient of the Nick Novak Fellowship at Open Studio.
Jen Spinner is an artist, graphic designer and illustrator whose personal work explores the possibilities of delicate paper sculpture through installation and illustration.
Three-Star Quality Inn is inspired by an economy motel where travellers might stay on a Canadian road trip. The paper installation is constructed in the tradition of theatrical set staging. When viewers walk amongst the large paper objects, they are invited to reflect on the nature of their relationship to travel, transition and nostalgia.
IWCT is an experiential illustration event that will be on public display at the Gladstone Hotel from March 6–30, 2014.
Curated by Leila Courey, IWCT is a juried exhibition of experiential illustration that features work by emerging and established artists. Selected projects use illustration—or other art forms related to it—to occupy or alter the hotel’s 2nd floor gallery and public spaces, in dramatic, conceptual, and experimental ways.
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