If you are travelling to Berlin this summer, please visit Point and Duration, the first European solo exhibition of sculptures and collage by Narwhal artist Jacob Whibley. Drawing inspiration from European Modernist history, this new exhibition continues to explore the structural and topographic memories harnessed within physical ephemera seen in just a conspiracy of cartographers, then? (Narwhal 2013)

“Exploring the theme of interstitial spaces, my collages and sculptures show geometric and organic forms in a suspended moment of transition. Drawing inspiration from Modernist design and unfulfilled histories, I assemble each collage through successive movements and emphasize the contrast between found and intentionally crafted elements. These tactile moments allude to structural and topographic forms as they shift and reconfigure towards newer possibilities.

I am fascinated with paper’s ability to absorb a great sense of history and memory (beyond its basic function as a surface for recording printed and written information). Each fold, bend, and exchange (human and environmental) imprints upon it those interactions and places. I use these charged bits of ephemera to enhance the historical connectivity of my collages.” Jacob Whibley

Born 1978, Jacob Whibley lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

Opening Reception:
Thursday, June 5th 2014
6 – 9 PM
Bourouina Gallery
Carmerstrasse 11
D 10623 Berlin
Exhibition from June 6th – July 26th 2014

Jacob Robert Whibley is a Toronto based artist working with collage, sculpture and drawing. His work focuses primarily, but not exclusively, on the information and experiences embedded within objects and forms – by way of intuitively blending histories, architectures, ambiguous temporalities and formal structures.

A graduate of The Ontario College of Art and Design in the Communication Design program, Whibley has exhibited as a member of Team Macho from 2005-2011, with Friends for Life (June 2005), Team Macho is a Tough Man (May 2006), Fancy Action Now (May 2007, Kitschy, Gay, And Over In a Second (Sept 2008) and Hibernation Sickness (Oct 2010). Magic Pony published their first monograph in 2007, entitled Fancy Action Now: The Art of Team Macho and their second monograph The Merlin Years (2012). Whibley has exhibited his solo work in group show Mittenfists (Aug 2007) and with Narwhal in Stay Gold (Dec 2008), Atlas Findings (Apr 2010), The Dazzle (Oct 2010) and SCOPE MIami (Dec 2011), PULSE NYC (May 2012) and PULSE Miami (Dec 2012).