May 30 - August 20
Location: Market Square, 25 Frederick St, Kitchener
Through its material form, It’s the bits asks the viewer how the architectural landscape is informed by the agricultural one. The sculptures are presented as various stools, seats, ottomans, and tables. Smaller forms sit on top of larger sculptures, items are glued and stuck together, nesting between found objects. Industrially produced goods like gloves and dental molds are recast, reformed and remade as copies of copies. It's the bits is informed by the use of food items just as much as it is created from them; brass rods with casts of celery are polished with ketchup, plastic wrap is used to seal high fructose candies. Peas are soaked and dried on faux pearl pins, and oyster shells are outlined in biodegradable plastic.
It’s the bits posits a circular loop that informs the consumption of things: foodstuffs informed by agriculture, agriculture informed by architecture, architecture informed by topography and topography informed by foodstuffs.
Daniel Griffin Hunt works with food politics, agricultural practices, ergonomics and art. Through sculpture, drawing and written works, Hunt presents artworks that highlight the formal, material and ethical concerns complicit in food and human-based relationships.
Image: Daniel Griffin Hunt, It’s the Bits, detail shot of “In all the open water in the world, here I stand next to the few of you who were brave enough to meet me along my journey (the sink),” (2021). Sinks, two part epoxy clay, paint, found foam, oyster shells, biodegradable plastic, steel caster wheels, various hardware, glue. Image courtesy the artist.