Alisa McRonald and Frances Hahn have been working on a call + response project for several years. Starting with a succession of two distinct visual pieces and culminating in co-creating several collaborative mixed media pieces. This form is borrowed from music, most notable in historical work songs and originates at its most basic from human communication. It has been used widely by artists as a means of discourse.
The artists set out with very few parameters; only that they each respond to the other’s mark making. Sometimes ideas and works in progress are shared, other times final works are revealed as complete. In the final phase this call and response project, they are working back and forth on the same piece, contributing small areas of colour and/or texture at a time.
During the course of the project, any sense of linearity has been lost and the pieces are cross-pollinating beyond the initial structure of the project creating a visual dialogue, as well as a private inter-personal dialogue.
Saturday Sept 28th 10-4pm | MARKET DAY and 7PM - 10PM FLASH EXHIBITION
@ Common Craft, 140 Metcalfe St., Elora, ON