Today’s your last chance to see Staged Standards by kipjones. Here’s a behind the scenes piece called 5 Questions With and some images in case you can’t make it out. By Tara Cooper
5 Questions with Kipjones
- What’s your elevator pitch for your current show?
My intension with this work is to speak to the notion of architectural icons as sculptural gestures. The premise was to develop a formal relationship between the solid and a skin representation of the form—a palindromic image.
- What was your strategy for the install at Loop? Were there any challenges?
- How do you spend your time when you’re not working in the studio?
Life is a combination of working as a sessional at OCADU, family and friends, documentaries at the Bloor Street Cinema, and biking in the city.
- What artist living or dead would you most like to have dinner with? What would you order? What question would you ask him/her?
Simon Starling the English Turner Prize winner. His work speaks about process through journeys. So my idea would be to have lunch on a meandering river, the current moving us along, two canoes lashed together sharing whatever each of us brought for the journey. When done each canoe drifts away in our separate directions.
- What’s next in terms of your studio practice?
At this moment, I am in process of finishing off 2 cast iron works that were cast in Latvia last summer, which will go to Prince Edward County for the summer.