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The Time Being

Eva Kolcze, Jessica Thalmann

ANGELL GALLERY is pleased to present The Time Being, an online collaboration initiated by artists Jessica Thalmann and Eva Kolcze. This virtual exhibition will run from January 13 to February 13, 2021, with a virtual artist talk at 7:00 p.m. on January 14. Follow along on Instagram: @angellgallery and @_thetimebeing.

The Time Being is made up of lens-based media captured during the COVID-19 pandemic, with attention paid towards the sites, spaces, and environments visited and inhabited during their time in isolation. Over the first 6 weeks of the project in the Spring of 2020, the collaboration was also extended to guest artists who documented their pandemic experience and artistic practice.

Thalmann and Kolcze will use their cameras to capture the world around them, from empty streets and alleyways to the hallways and corners of their apartments. The shared photos and videos will explore how physical and social isolation has altered and sharpened their perspective of existing spaces. The Time Being is a space for both artists to convey the intimate details of their surroundings; from the cracks in the sidewalk to the patterns of sunlight on their kitchen wall. 

Over the course of the next 4 weeks, the artists will post new and recently posted work covering themes that include walking and distance, absence, site and destination, passageways, boundaries, edges, and corners. 

The Time Being is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.