In Good Place, No Place, I created a set of prints that reflects on possible futures, using the publication, Utopia by Thomas More, as a point of departure. The year 2016 marks the 500-year anniversary of when Utopia was first published, but the ideas it contains still remain relevant today, particularly at this moment in human history.
· What is a perfect society?
· What social, political, and moral aspects would be present?
· What does a 21st century re-envisioning of possibilities – in Canada and in the world - look like?
Through a set of silkscreened prints suggestive of pages in an artist’s book, I began an initial exploration into how the meaning of utopia (which in Greek means both “good place” or “no place”) has changed over time; characteristics of a “good place” and no place”; and speculates what utopia might look like for the Canada of tomorrow.
A solo exhibit in the Canada Council Art Nook, September 21 to October 31, 2016.