Gutters are Elastic
July 15 - September 25By Donation
‘Gutters Are Elastic’ is a group exhibition that takes an expanded view on what comics and graphic novels can be: amorphous and empowering things that don’t sit still. This project sees the gutter (the space between the frames in a comic) as a generative site of possibilities where readers insert their own perspectives. This elastic gutter centers the margins, while stretching the story off the page and into the physical space of the Gallery. From ceramic busts to narratives unfolding on handmade quilts, artworks that reference or are inspired by comics and graphic novels across a wide range of media will be included in the show. The exhibition features artists from diverse backgrounds and perspectives including Shary Boyle, Whess Harman, bailey macabre, Cole Pauls, Jillian Tamaki, Momoko Usami & Joshua W. Cotter, Ronald Wimberly, and Sonny Assu.
The exhibition space will include a workshop, a gallery reading area, and a newsstand for local DIY comics and artists’ editions.
Nanaimo Art Gallery is open:
Tuesdays to Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm
Sundays 12 – 5 pm
Image: Shary Boyle
The Porcelain Figurine (detail), 2006
Watercolour and ink on paper
Original comic artwork for Kramers Ergot 6
Image courtesy of the artist