On display now: KLATTÄ/EAB

Beaverbrook Art GalleryDecember 6, 20180 Comments

KLATTÄ/EAB (Emerald Ash Borer), by Jennifer Lee Wiebe; part of the exhibition Depository Park.

 

Using the logo and a world map decal from IKEA, Jennifer’s artwork in this exhibition addresses the spreading issue of the invasive beetle, the emerald ash borer (EAB).

“The green liquid is symbolic of the emerald ash borer problem that is moving across North America. So my concept for this piece was to visually suggest the threat of the ash borer, especially as it relates to Odell Park. The ash borer is spread [through] North America through shipping crates and globalization.”

Wiebe says that she didn’t want to colour in the inverted map, or use strings to show the migration path of the beetle because it is not a static target; it is always moving, and is anticipated in Fredericton. In the time since this piece was created, it has been announced in the news that the emerald ash borer beetle has traveled further east into Nova Scotia – beyond where it was located at the time this work was made.

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Depository Park is curated collectively and organized by Connexion ARC. It is on display at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery until December 16, 2018.

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