Exhibition at aceartinc., Momentary Voices. Duo Exhibition by Ibrahim Shuaib and Scotland Cook

Upcoming Exhibition at aceartinc., Momentary Voices.

WINNIPEG, APRIL  2024— aceartinc. is pleased to announce Momentary Voices, an upcoming duo exhibition by Ibrahim Shuaib and Scotland Cook. 

On Friday, May 3 from 6-9PM, we welcome you to join our opening celebration.   

Exhibition run: May 3 – June 14, 2024


In this abstract and mixed narrative, Shuaib and Cook explore the aesthetics of entropy and chaos; the delicate balance between order and disorder, creation and destruction. Employing different materials and styles, their interests intersect at the junction of existentialism, probing the meaning of life and the nature of fate. 

Momentary Voices—those which elude us, a poetry of direction/misdirection; an invincible/invisible guide to the ephemeral nature of reality and the transient whispers of time. With considered approaches that verge on obsessive, Cook and Shuaib intermingle artistic intent with transitory chance. 

This exhibition underscores the temporary nature of our lives and the prudence of artistic expression. Momentary Voices offers an accumulation of the thoughts, words, actions, choices, and movements of the artists – all of which are momentary.


Ibrahim Shuaib

Ibrahim Shuaib is a multidisciplinary visual artist from Nigeria currently based in Treaty 1 Territory, Winnipeg. Seeking to understand the existential probes of life he gathers inspiration from the interplay of tranquility and chaos within himself.

Continuously pushing the boundaries of his artistic explorations, his works are a series of experiments, exploring diverse topics like the quest of spirituality, the concept of duality, and the realities of time, crafting works that are thought-provoking and visually captivating.

Ibrahim seeks to unravel the layers of his human experience, inviting viewers to join in on a lifetime journey to self-discovery.


Scotland Cook

Born in Winnipeg and raised across the United States and Canada, my practice and inspirations are informed by a range of influences. My work is an attempt to find something real, tangible and genuine to hold onto within our cultural milieux, as we soar towards what seems like the end of existence. 

As an artist and curator, my focus falls somewhere between exploration and exposition of the material conditions of life. The intention of my art ranges from piece to piece, but at the core there is a focus on materiality, degradation, and on fleeting moments of time. I take inspiration from artists such as Pollock, whose works captured me as a child, the urban art of graffiti, which reclaims our public spaces, and the writings of Kafka, Foucault, and Camus. Moving across materials and art forms, my practice is rooted in process-based works which critically reference modernity through various forms of entropic degradation and destruction. 

Opening Reception: Friday May 3, 6PM – 9PM

Artist Talk: June 7, 2024 7 PM

Exhibition run: May 3 – June 14, 2024

Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12-5PM

About aceartinc.: We are an artist-run centre dedicated to the support, exhibition, and dissemination of contemporary art. aceartinc. Presents five major exhibitions a year by contemporary visual artists. www.aceart.org

We are on Treaty 1 Territory. On the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis. We offer our respect and gratitude to the caretakers of this land.

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