Every Force Evolves A FormArtist: Holly Ward
Writers: Kathleen Ritter / Jeff Derksen / Laura Piasta
Design: Post Projects
8"x8", 48pp, 26 colour images
This catalogue is published in conjunction with Holly Ward's exhibition Persistence of Vision (June 11 - July 23, 2011). It features the arist in conversation with Kathleen Ritter, an extended essay by Jeff Derksen and a text on recreating a glass symphony by Laura Piasta.
Holly Ward's interdisciplinary practice is centred on ideas surrounding social progress and political power, and serves to examine the role of art within this. In Persistence of Vision, Ward investigates symbolic strategies of resistance and the use of utopian discourse as a starting point for revolution. The exhibition creates a linkage between contemporary spaces of protest and historical representations of the "utopian" city square. Featuring new sculptural and print work, the exhibition is an extension of Ward’s ongoing interest in social engagement and the utopian imaginary.