Making Methods: Becky Ip, Samantha Mogelonsky, Mark Stebbins

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery presents new exhibition Making Methods


Oshawa, Ont. – 29 July, 2013

Making Methods: Becky Ip, Samantha Mogelonsky, Mark Stebbins
24 August – 3 November
Opening reception at RMG Fridays on 6 September, 2013 from 7-10PM.

Visit The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) this fall to see a new exhibition of works by three emerging Toronto-based artists. New works by Becky Ip, Samantha Mogelonsky and Mark Stebbins, focus on concepts of repetition, detail, and labour as a means of production.

Although each of the artist’s work is steeped in craft-based processes, it is not, however, the process alone that makes their work compelling. Becky Ip’s meticulous research, followed by graphite drawings, which are then translated to paintings on mylar and recorded to experimental film create a To cry (of birds), a dream-like and very personal portrait of the artist’s family history. Accompanying the film is a paper sculpture installation.

Mark Stebbins’ paintings deal in the art of the error—the glitch—and reference computer games or data. His meticulous process is a manipulation of material, which includes paint and ink, allowing us to draw comparison to textiles such as knitting and embroidery. The result is a celebration of error by purposely producing glitches.

Samantha Mogelonsky’s sculptures are experiments in material and labour. In one example, the artist works with sequins, sewing pins, and a document tube, creating an object that at first glance is smooth and soothing, but upon closer inspection reveals an interior that is sharp, overlapping, and dangerous. Mogelonsky re-presents the sculptures in a series of photographs of their interiors to hallucinogenic effect.

Though this exhibition reveals the “type” of process by which each artist produces their work, the significance of their practices is revealed through the artists’ individual sensibility and intent. Making Methods opens 24 August and runs until 3 November. The opening reception for Making Methods is on 6 September, 2013, from 7-10pm coinciding with RMG Fridays event series. Curated by Linda Jansma.


The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is an art museum located in downtown Oshawa. The RMG is dedicated to sharing, exploring and engaging with our communities through the continuing story of modern and contemporary Canadian art.

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