Rhonda Neufeld and Rodney Konopaki:
Reception: Saturday, April 21st, 2-4pm
April 21st - May 10th, 2012
Rhonda Neufeld currently resides in Armstrong, B.C. and Rodney Konopaki teaches at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, B.C. Rhonda completed her Masters
of Fine Arts Degree at the University of Regina and Rodney finished his Master of Fine Arts at the
University of Saskatchewan.
The two artists have known each other for some time but only began to develop their collaborative projects since 2007. This exhibition presents six prints and twelve drawings. The collaborative process begins with the two artists walking together, sharing a single drawing board and simultaneously recording images that are a synthesis of gesture and blind contour drawing. The drawings are then either left as is or translated to prints. Rodney Konopaki has stated, “Our idea about collaboration is that when we sit down together a new creator for the work will emerge. We expect that the emergent work will not look like what either of us does in our own studios but that it will belong to the new artist who appears in the creative, collaborative process.
Exhibition installation shots 2012: