Alexandra Ross | Dana Kletke
Momentum is a group exhibit of works from the four artists currently in the Manitoba Art’s Network Rural Arts Mentorship Program (RAMP) under the mentorship of Winnipeg-based artist Brenna George. The themes and mediums of each of the artist’s work are determined by their own practice and defined by their own sensitivity to the medium. This exhibit, like a photograph, is a suspended moment in time, catching a glimpse of the artist’s progress as they make their way through the program. Progress in this sense is neither a given nor defined by one practice, but rather the outcome of artists gathering to support each other while pursuing their own identified goals.
Included in the exhibit is a collection of watercolour landscapes on paper by Stead-based Kelly Murray. Alongside these are the works of Kelly Klick whose assemblage sculptures centres on the placenta. Klick’s practice is based in Pinawa and includes clay and painting along with assemblage sculpture. Niverville-based artist and designer Cyndi Wiebe explores a storyline of childhood whimsy in a series of illustrations with watercolor and ink. Finally, the works of Mitchell-based artist Alexandra Ross explores personal narrative in photography, print, and clay.
Caught in a moment of progression, moving from one point to the next, each artist contributes their work as it gains momentum through the mentorship program. Together these rural artists invite the viewer to take a look at their work in its current state as they pursue their unique vision within the mentorship program.
RAMP is a partnership with MAWA and is graciously funded by the Manitoba Arts Council