Brief curatorial statement:
The saying goes, ‘every picture tells a story’. In Leisure, my collaborative practice with Meredith Carruthers, the images we gravitate toward (historical art works, archival images, or snapshots) start visual conversations that sometimes turn into artworks and other times simply provide a space for thought and experimentation. For this edition of Partage, I will select an image and send it to each invited artist. In turn, they can react to the image as they choose - disregard it, work with it, or against. Six very different artworks will emerge, each potentially linked to a single image.
Susannah Wesley is an artist based in Montreal. Since 2004 she has been working collaboratively with Meredith Carruthers under the name ‘Leisure’. Recent solo exhibitions include, Arranging Time/Chorégraphie Temporelle at ESP (Toronto, 2015) and Dualité/Dualité at Artexte (Montreal, 2015), as well as the group exhibition The Let Down Reflex at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (NYC, 2016). Wesley received an MA in Art History from Concordia in 2008 and an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2002. Previously she was a member of the notorious ‘Leeds 13’ art collective in the UK.