Gallery at The Guild in Chalottetown will have two new exhibits from Island artists on view this September. The Substitute by Stephen B. MacInnis will be on display September 1 to 13 and Jared Perry’s Instructions for Use will run September 16 to October 11.
Stephen B. MacInnis lives and works in Charlottetown. MacInnis has shown his work locally and internationally since 1985. He works with various materials and methods, and often explores the human figure and the world around us.
Presented by this town is small, Instructions for Use by Jared Perry is a mixed media exhibition including drawings, collage, sculpture and video. The process in making this body of work began with collecting and altering instructional images and warning signs found in product packaging.
Perry says it is interesting how instructions use concise visual language but can also be frustratingly vague, yet they offer a rich resource for learning how images and symbols are utilized in communication. In developing these visual techniques of communication the artist intends to investigate banal everyday tasks by breaking down the process in a step-by-step format. Instructions for Use takes a look at the absurd, humorous and futile actions we attempt in our daily lives.
Gallery at The Guild is located at 111 Queen Street, Charlottetown.