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Saturday, 18 July 2009

Dusty Peas Launch on August 5


On Wednesday the 5th, Dusty Peas will be presenting their new silk-screened zine and assemble-it-yourself paper sculpture. An assembly station will be available at the launch for people who would be interested in building the paper sculpture on-site. This will be a table with scissors and glue.. maybe an exacto knife.

Dusty Peas is a London Ontario-based collaborative team composed of James Kirkpatrick and Jamie Q. Their drawings, sculptures, self-published zines, and stop-motion animations combine absurdity and abstraction through intuitive freestyle processes. At once both calculated and haphazard, the work of Dusty Peas speaks to the generative possibilities of constructive fun and good old-fashioned imagination.


Jamie Q studied sculpture in Alberta and in Australia, receiving her BFA in 2002. From 2004 to 2008 she was a member of the Long Haul artists' collective in Montreal. She is currently working towards a master's degree at the University of Western Ontario, where her research interests involve DIY distribution strategies, creative labour, and the production of value in the cultural field.

As for James Kirkpatrick, he received his BFA from NSCAD University in 2002. His work has been shown internationally, and is featured this summer in the traveling group exhibition Pulp Fiction, presented at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. Just like Jamie, James works in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, found object assemblages, and installation. He is also well known as the graffiti artist and rapper Thesis Sahib. He has created artwork for several album covers, and his collaborative art book with Peter Thompson, Brain Trust, is published by Anteism.

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