May 26 – June 17, 2018
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 26, 2 – 5 PM
Loop Gallery is proud to present What Paper Remembers, a collection of new work by John Ide. In his own words:
“Earlier this year I was going through some old drawings and wondered what would happen if I erased some of them and reworked what was left. I’ve been erasing ever since, and redrawing based on what the paper remembers.
Erasing is part of my drawing process, inspired in large part by how much the printmaking paper I use refuses to “forget.” This random refusing to forget forces me to respond and I find the push-pull creatively stimulating.”
What Paper Remembers continues Ide’s exploration of the connections between memory, history and the artistic process. Please join us on Sunday, May 27th from 2-5 p.m., as we celebrate the exhibition’s opening.
John Ide is a longstanding loop member who has exhibited widely in Toronto and beyond. The preoccupation with personal and collective memory has been an ongoing theme in his work across disparate media. After years of installation-based work, Ide returned to drawing in 2006 and has continued to evolve his practice in the years since.