Friday, October 26, 2012
7:00- 9:00 PM
You're invited to the launch of Jamie Q's new art book, THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS, published by the McIntosh Gallery Curatorial Study Centre.
Jamie Q created the art for this publication through an open-ended process. The results are not preconceived, nor are they end points; instead, they might be described as visual records of experiments, imaginings, and decisions.
Focusing on the act of creating while not knowing where the process will lead, each image is like a map of the route that journey took. A language emerges with its own symbols and strategies, but there remains room for surprise. The possibilities are endless, and they are also unpredictable. As a sampling of those possibilities, this book points us outward: to the unknown, to the could-be, and to the yet-to-come.
Jamie Q has self-published zines and art books for the past ten years as part of a studio practice that also includes painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. The artist is interested in the social potential of art objects and DIY distribution strategies, and in publication as “the creation of a public.” Jamie Q holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art & Design (2002) and an MFA from Western University (2010). THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS is the artist’s first book produced in collaboration with a publisher. Originally from Edmonton, via Calgary and Montreal, Jamie Q currently lives and works in London, Ontario.
Published by the McIntosh Gallery Curatorial Study Centre, October 2012. Edition of 500, 32 pages, full colour with gold spot, singer sewn binding, 6.5″ x 8.75″ $15
The book will be available at Forest City Gallery after the launch, and is also online at http://jamieq.net/.