Glamour & Vapours

Lorna Mills and Karilynn Ming Ho

Glamour & Vapours

March 7, 2019 - June 20, 2019

Glamour & Vapours is a screening of video works by Canadian artists Lorna Mills and Karilynn Ming Ho that interrogate screen culture and our capacity for visual and sensory overload. Through a historical and contemporary look at visual culture and social media the artists point out the power that images and texts have to control and influence our perceptions. Glamour & Vapours consistently reminds us that we are highly susceptible to the fast-paced aesthetic virus that follows the spread of digital media platforms.

Karilynn Ming Ho will be presenting works including Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word (2014) which plays off dreams of love and Capital, both the ecstasy and economy of images. Her new work, For the Left Hand Alone (2017) addresses the split-screen between how we represent ourselves online and offline our online presence often doesn’t mirror the reality of our daily lives. Throughout the exhibition there will be 4 episodic screenings of the short film series Ways of Something (2014-15). Compiled by Lorna Mills it consists of over 114 artists responding to the conditions of artmaking in a post-internet age. It is both an art history lesson for the present and a playful response to the production and sharing of 3D renderings, gifs, videos and YouTube performances in the digital age.

This exhibition was curated by Derrick Chang

Curatorial Tour & ‘Ways of Something’ Discussion Groups

About The Artist

Lorna Mills:

Canadian artist, Lorna Mills has actively exhibited her work in both solo and group exhibitions since the early 1990's, both in Canada and Internationally. Her practice has included obsessive Ilfochrome printing, obsessive painting, obsessive super 8 film & video, and obsessive on-line animated GIFs incorporated into restrained off-line installation work. Recent exhibitions include “Abrupt Diplomat” at the Marshal McLuhan Salon at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, for Transmediale, “At Play in the Fields of the Lord” at Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn NY, “DKRM” at DAM Gallery, Berlin, “Dreamlands” at the Whitney Museum, NY, “Wetland” at the Museum of the Moving Image, NY and “The Great Code” at Transfer Gallery, NY. For the month of March, 2016, her work “Mountain Time/Light was displayed on 45 Jumbo monitors in Times Square, NYC, every night as part of the Midnight Moment program curated by Times Square Arts.

Lorna Mills is represented by Transfer Gallery in Brooklyn, New York and DAM Gallery in Berlin.


Karilynn Ming Ho:

Karilynn Ming Ho is a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist working with video, performance, multi-media installation, sculpture and collage. Her work draws on existential themes as a means to examine formal and conceptual ideas around screen culture, technology, performativity and the body. Ming Ho has exhibited in solo shows across Canada including the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Trinity Square Video in Toronto, Optica Centre d’art Contemporain in Montreal, and Khyber ICA in Halifax. Her work has been screened widely in film and performance festivals in Canada, the US, and France.


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