Kathy Slade | I WANT IT ALL (BLUE)
- Kathy Slade
- I WANT IT ALL I WANT IT KNOW (POSTERS)
- 17 x 22 1/2 in.
Slade is an artist based in Vancouver, Canada, who works across disciplines in a variety of media including textiles, sculpture, sound, performance, film, video, print, and publication. Through her practice, Slade points to moments and events in literature, art history, and popular culture from which to reimagine particular temporalities and existing texts, to create looping structures, and to produce remakes that play on repetition and the doublet of original and copy.
Slade was recently commissioned by the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery at the University of British Columbia to create a textile multiple to address depictions of the woman reader as an artistic genre. This resulted in a series of jacquard woven blankets that will be presented in the exhibition Beginning with the Seventies: GLUT on view at the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery in 2018. A large painted version of her poster work I WANT IT ALL I WANT IT NOW was exhibited at the Walter C. Koerner Library at UBC alongside GLUT. In July of 2018 her film Tugboat (2007) will be included in the exhibition It’s Never Too Late to Speculate as part of the series Kunst im Fluc at the Fluc in Vienna.
Other recent projects include: a solo presentation titled Blue Monday at Cullinan Richards project space 4COSE in London, UK (2017); It was a strange apartment; full of books…, a collaborative print installation with poet Lisa Robertson, which was shown at Galerie Au 8 rue saint bon in Paris (2013), at Malaspina Printmakers (2012), and the Audain Gallery (2015) in Vancouver. As guest curator of Mashup: The Birth of Modern Culture at the Vancouver Art Gallery (2016) Slade curated a selection of artists’ publications and wrote a short essay on Lawrence Sterne and John Baldessari.