We are on Treaty 1 Territory
on the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples,
and on the National Homeland of the Red River Métis. We offer our respect and gratitude to the caretakers of this land.
aceartinc. is pleased to announce Wrestling with Static, an upcoming solo exhibition by Caroline Mousseau.
On Friday, March 8 from 6-9PM, we welcome you to join our opening celebration.
Exhibition run: March 8 – April 19, 2024
With new abstractions on paper and canvas, Caroline Mousseau embodies an aesthetic slowness, a state of being introduced by contemporary writer Lutz Koepnick, which is not a direct reversal of speed but an openness to the co-presence of tempos and simultaneous differences of time and space. With their immediate impact, monotonous routines and emergent detail, Wrestling with Static offers insular shapes searching to connect, to scuffle with their edges, to re-form, to take space and to offer it back as they jitter with zany colour. Hashed repetitions accumulate and slow to a crawl, dragging material across surfaces in layers to create slight differences in optical and material depth. These simple forms register quickly but are paired with the intimate draw of material to explore the latent value of getting close as textures shift, glimpses multiply, and double takes replace cursory looks. Reinforced by scale, composition and colour, Mousseau’s new works set up a bias for speed and distance, an expectation that delays the recognition of detail to point out how easy it is to rely on assumptions alone. Wrestling with Static, then, asks us to engage sincerely with form, and ultimately, with a practice of slow, flexible looking where effort is shared and binaries are carefully dismantled.
Exhibition run: January 13 – February 23, 2024
Deinma David Iyagba is an artist originally from Southern Nigeria, currently based in Winnipeg, Canada. His artistic practice is rooted in a multidisciplinary approach that is gradually evolving into transdisciplinary exploration. Fascinated by the fluid and harmonious collaboration of various artistic mediums, he delves into the realm of multi-dimensionality, using it as a gateway to explore a diverse array of themes.
“I currently have a multidisciplinary practice and I use that to take on themes and ideas I am sensitive to,” he explains. Actively engaging with concepts surrounding language, storytelling, history, time, space, identity, performance, allegory, migration, boundaries, and religion, among others, Iyagba expresses his fascination with the experiences generated through his works. These manifestations in space and place, he believes, hold the potential to spark meaningful conversations.
We are an Artist Run Centre located at
206 Princess Street in Winnipeg’s Exchange District.
Photo credit: Luke Tokaryk
As an artist-run gallery, aceartinc. should be a community space where ideas can be shared, discussed and debated fearlessly but not without accountability.-Rob Crooks, Board Treasurer