Veneers: Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky
December 4, 2014 – March 8, 2015
Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky, Hanging up my Boots, copper foil, 2014. Courtesy of the artists
Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky
December 4, 2014 to March 8, 2015
Janice Laking Gallery
Reception: Thursday, December 4, 7 to 9 pm
This season, the MacLaren brings together two bodies of work by artists Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky, who share a collaborative practice. Veneers offers a thematic survey of sculptural works that focus on veneer as a poetically charged category of surface. Incorporating commercially-made veneers, home-made veneers stripped from found objects and foils including patinated copper, Weppler and Mahovsky are attentive to how cultural values are encoded in the gloss and finish of everyday objects.
Rhonda Weppler (MFA, University of British Columbia, 1998) and Trevor Mahovsky (MFA, University of British Columbia, 1998) have worked in collaboration since 2004. They have participated in solo exhibitions throughout Canada, the United States, and in London, UK. Their work is held in significant public collections, including the Vancouver Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada.
We would like to thank our accommodation sponsor Best Western Royal Oak Inn and Signature Exhibition sponsor Barriston Law LLP for their support of the 2014 Winter Exhibitions.