Ann Marie Hadcock

Ann Marie Hadcock

Chameleon

 January 16 - May 8, 2016

 

Spring Reception:

Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 6:30 to 10 PM   Music provided by:  DJ Guelph.

Sponsored by the Revival House & Black Swan Brewing Co. 


Ann Marie Hadcock is a visual artist (installation, sculpture) who creates anomalous material forms that inhabit places.  These forms are constructed through processes of layering, wrapping, and combining a variety of fibre-based materials into structures that both integrate with and oppose their surroundings.  The form of the work resembles natural structures but remains ambiguous, a poetic metaphor for naturally, occurring things.  These objects are placed within public parks and function less an intervention and instead attempt to coexist within the spaces they inhabit.  The work examines the complex relationship of humanity vs nature as we navigate the interstice of coexisting with natural objects vs. intervention.  The energy, history, and geography of a location are active compositional elements that bring vibrancy, significance, and context to the work. 

Each installation is a learning experience as the unique attributes of a new location influence the artist's creative response.  Hadcock works primarily with fibre due to its ability to be morphed into a variety of different textures and forms through manual processes with minimal tools.  The form of these objects become even more ambiguous when used in combination with hard-edged construction materials.  Fibre is soft and familiar.  It retains a degree of uncontrolled wildness with inherent imperfections that share an affinity with the natural world.  

Image credit:  Ann Marie Hadcock, Chameleon (installation detail, Supercrawl 2015), 2015, fibre and wire