+ FAITH LA ROQUE
La Rocque and Henthorn create and show artworks together based in their individual practices whilst establishing explorations and themes all their own. These intersections center on the female body relating to its potential transformations, anxieties, and mythologies. They have show at G Gallery and DeLuca Fine Art Gallery in Toronto, Groundswell Gallery in Denver, Minokamo Woodland Gallery in Japan, and Concertina Gallery in Chicago.
Lupa Capitolina is an on-going collaboration between by Faith La Rocque and Jaimie Henthorn based on the Roman foundation-myth, with outcomes including photographs, video, and pencil drawings.
Lending historical weight to an image with multiple contemporary cues creates a point of tension, legitimizing a scene that could otherwise be bizarre or even disturbing. In opposition to the sexualized she-wolves of popular culture, Lupa Capitolina represents a legendary moment of Nature; highlighting the maternal instinct that promulgated a civilization.
In April 2015 G Gallery hosted art objects, installations, video works, and a continuous live performance by artists Faith La Rocque and Jaimie Henthorn. The Divers explores communication through artwork - first as collaboration tool, and subsequently as a form of investing and conveying meaning.
The artists' series of pencil drawings generated by the Dadaist methodology of “exquisite corpse” exchanged via post yielded an unexpected depth, unachievable with the extensive verbal planning that usually scaffolds collaborations. The drawings have been exhibited at Denver’s Groundswell Gallery (2013) and at De Luca Fine Art in Toronto (2014).
In The Divers, La Rocque and Henthorn apply this anachronistic methodology to the topic of transformation, desired or otherwise. These potential transformations may be gradual or sudden, generated by force or passivity.
+ MISAEL SOTO
A collaboration incited by the Tandem curator, Steven Mykietyn, Jaimie Henthorn and Misael Soto debuted a performative work together at Regina Rex (harbor) gallery.
FIGURES IN SPACES
Figures in Spaces moves through the city, acknowledging and representing eccentric city spaces with the presence of the figure re-addressed. With the aim to return the human figure to the process of approaching and presenting spatial types, the city is explored by methods such as ‘drifting’ and also current movement, choreographic and documentary techniques. By discovering overtly ‘Apollonian’ capitalist-driven spaces; shiny, privatised and corporate in their character, or spaces that are ‘Dionysian’ in their properties; unique, dark and more affording of an unseen act, we can begin to combine the two polarisations into something that parts of both. Collage, performance, digital-image-making, sculpture, video and text are all techniques to consider and to quickly render an outcome. Process and product are measured equally in the results.
+ SHIREEN TALHOUNI
Talhouni and Henthorn connect through dance, architecture, and notions of location. They are embarking on a project of giving and receiving direction for movement interventions in architecture between the US and Jordan.
STAIRCASES IN AMMAN
Staircases in Amman is the start of a collaborative endeavor to explore a city's defining features through performative movement. Communicating via video works sent between Amman, Jordan and Denver, USA, Henthorn and Talhouni work together to learn what it means to move through their respective cityscapes.