November 4, 2022

DaveandJenn: We were all here

Exhibition Opening: Saturday, November 5, 2022
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Artists in Attendance

Only one more day until the opening of DaveandJenn: We were all here, an exhibition of new and recent work.  Anchoring the exhibition and on view for the first time in Western Canada is the immersive, poetic and evocative installation titled A Forest Song. Commissioned by the Bank of Montréal, it premiered in the BMO Project Room to Toronto audiences in early 2020.

TrépanierBaer has re-created the room that A Forest Song was first presented in. To experience the installation, one must draw back thick black curtains, and enter a darkened space. Within seconds, light gradually illuminates the room, revealing and spotlighting an enchanting avian collective flanked by a visually-rich video projection. These bold contrasts of light and dark within the room appear to enhance the volume of the sculptures, imbuing the entire installation with a sense of drama, mystery, and awe.  As noted:

A Forest Song brings aspects of painting and sculpture together with new media and technology to create “a painting you can walk into,” with larger-than-life birds, and an accompanying soundtrack of a gentle wind that carries the dulcet sounds of chirping birds…. Nancy Tousley

DaveandJenn: We were all here is also premiering several signature DaveandJenn resin paintings and works on paper that depict dreamlike narratives set in fanciful scenes, as well as an exciting suite of new mixed media wall-mounted sculptures depicting diminutive and imaginative creatures, each poised in animated stances. Portrait-like, these mini allegories could be outtakes from DaveandJenn paintings.

DaveandJenn: We were all here is an experience of sensory delight and illusory enchantment that you will want to experience over and over again.

We look forward to welcoming you Saturday afternoon, November 5, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

My Mother’s Hands, 2022
Mixed media
11.25” x 9.25” x 4.75”