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Artist Talk: Adrienne Scott - Magpie Landscapes

October 21, 2018 2:00 pm. Artist talk for the exhibition: Adrienne Scott - Magpie Landscapes.Adrienne Scott's way of collecting hints at a deeper understanding of the significance and potential contentiousness of imposing rigid codifications on-and claiming authority over-the world and its knowledge, an approach traditionally adopted by museums and archival institutions. As the artist gathers her ephemeral inventory, she "underscores the nature of all archival materials as found yet constructed, factual yet fictive." [Hal Foster, "An Archival Impulse", October, Vol. 110 (Fall 2004), The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, p. 5.] It's as though her fluid taxonomies support obscure fantasies tinged with a personal nostalgia for unspoiled ecosystems. In this sense, Magpie Landscapes can be read as an abstract catalogue of the world's impermanent textures. - Excerpt from the essay by Laura DemersAdrienne Scott is an artist currently working in Toronto, ON. She is a graduate of the BFA program at the University of Ottawa (2016) and a recipient of the Edmund and Isobel Ryan Scholarship in photography. She has also participated in interdisciplinary projects through programs such as the 2017 Montreal Contemporary Music Lab (LMCML). She has participated in exhibitions throughout Ontario, including at Voix Visuelle (Ottawa, ON), the Gladstone Hotel (Toronto, ON) and Idea Exchange (Cambridge, ON).. 110 Laurier Avenue WestOttawa, ON K1P 1J1.. Event Details. Location: 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa