Description: Likewise, as Technical Experts, But Not (At All) by Way of Culture (2012-2013).

  • Leigh-Ann Pahapill Assistant Professor of Art, Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Keywords: leigh-ann pahapill, contemporary art, video art,

Abstract

Artist's Description of the video artwork Likewise, as Technical Experts, But Not (At All) by Way of Culture (2012-2013) included in this edition of Contemporaneity.

Author Biography

Leigh-Ann Pahapill, Assistant Professor of Art, Bowling Green State University, Ohio

The installations of Canadian artist Leigh-Ann Pahapill question how we apprehend our world and investigate the frameworks that shape how we come to know things. Careful studies of the gallery site, its particular formal qualities and conceptual regimes, become new opportunities to query the capacity of formative structure to yield experience that can be characterized as phenomenologically immediate. Her work engages the space and the intricacies of the gallery to understand how we conceive our worlds, bringing fragments, events, and ideas into tenable meaning. The objects on view grow to include the gallery, the encounter with the objects themselves, and the process of cognition. The artist asks us to reflect upon the degree to which predetermined ideas, concepts, and ways of framing are already embedded in acts of looking. Recent solo exhibitions include Window (re/production re/presentation), Asheville, NC (2013); Penelec Gallery, Allegheny College, PA (2013); the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, FL (2011 & 2012); 47, Toronto (2009); and DOVA temporary gallery, Chicago (2009). Recent group exhibitions includePROOFOFPROOFOFCONCEPT at the Ontario College of Art and Design University Graduate gallery (2013); Mirages, Fountains, and Dissociative Compositions at Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels (2011). Pahapill is an Assistant Profesor of Art at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Published
2014-06-05
How to Cite
Pahapill, L.-A. (2014). Description: Likewise, as Technical Experts, But Not (At All) by Way of Culture (2012-2013). Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture, 3. https://doi.org/10.5195/contemp.2014.122
Section
Artist Portfolio