On The Back Of A Cartoon Coaster: Paintings By Shelley Adler & Joe Fleming
Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB - Oct 15 - Nov 12
Responding to a lyric from a Joni Mitchell song, Calgary artists Shelley Adler and Joe Fleming explore ideas of what a “cartoon” might be. Adler’s paintings feature stylized representations of women whose poses and fashion choices contribute to their confident personas, while their facial expressions suggest perhaps moments of inner doubt. Fleming’s mixed-media constructions employ layered bursts of stencilled, drawn and painted gesture to call up both childlike energy and authority-challenging graffiti.