Mass,a multidisciplinary exhibition by Leah McInnis
Friday, November 15 Open Space presentsMass,a multidisciplinary exhibition by locally-based artist Leah McInnis featuring new works that string together the multiple meanings of the word.
Painting, sculpture, and architectural intervention conspire in Mass to provoke a re-evaluation of one’s relationship to constructed space. McInnis writes: “‘Mass’ implies an unknowable amount, just large enough to be vague. It is a gathering of subjects: overwhelming, amorphous, shifting. Or, the weight of an intangible concept (reality?). Mass defines physical space — something that can be discovered through equations. Fulfilling many different roles in the syntax of language, mass is always both a thing and an idea; it is something we are a part of. Something that we can give or receive. We can hold it or watch it slip away or feel it welling up inside us, watch it from the window. A force, an object, or an idea.”
In Mass, McInnis offers links to the interior space of thinking, offering form to one’s thoughts, while in turn acting to shape our perceptions of how to experience time within a gallery, in an artist-run centre, in Victoria, on Vancouver Island, in the Pacific Ocean, et cetera…
The exhibition will run in the gallery through Dec. 14, 2019. Open Space will hold a reception for the work Friday, Nov. 22 from 7-9p.m. Leah McInnis will present a talk/performance entitled “Economy of Thought” on Saturday, November 23 from 2-4p.m.