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I had a project called “Slack” in a group exhibition called Black Diamond Dust at the Nanaimo Art Gallery in the fall of 2014.  For this exhibition, I worked with a piece of coal that was mailed to me in Sointula by the exhibition curator Jesse Birch in Nanaimo.  (One of the meanings of the word ‘slack’ is a fragment or pile of fragments of coal.)

More information on the exhibition here.

A review of the exhibition can be found here.

Left: Slack, 2014.  A pile of charcoal, and a pen on paper portrait of the pile of charcoal.

Below: Slack, detail.  The pile of charcoal, arranged in the gallery to resemble as closely as possibly the way it looked while being drawn.