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Maria Hupfield: The One Who Keeps On Giving

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Maria Hupfield reveals the way objects can trigger relationships between humans or environments.

For her exhibition The One Who Keeps On Giving, Hupfield developed a video installation centered on an object, an oil painting of a seascape by her late mother. The artist invited her siblings to participate in a performance rooted in memories evoked by the painting that initially took place in Parry Sound, Ontario—the setting depicted on the canvas. Hupfield and her siblings then re-enacted the performance in the gallery space, the setting for the second film.

Alongside this newly commissioned work, the exhibition includes a selection of objects – a canoe, a snowsuit, a snowmobile helmet –replicated in felt, a material which equalizes the objects beyond specificity, underlining the meaning which lies outside material limitations.

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