The Sum of All Parts

April 15th-27th, 2021

Cre8ery Gallery 125 Adelaide St., 2nd Floor, Winnipeg, Mb 

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12-6 PM, Saturdays 12-5 PM

 or by appointment.  Please call Jordan Miller 204-944-0809

Artist Statement:

Aristotle penned the quote “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” some 2400 years ago. I’ve thought about the quote in it’s entirety for a long time and derived that in my case, as I was thinking, MY “whole” is the sum of ALL parts. This encompasses my family, my hardships, my accomplishments and all of my thoughts—good or bad. I can apply this to my ever-changing art interests and what challenges I tackle in the next phase. And then Covid hit the world. Everything shut down. There was silence. And I began thinking about space—as we inhabit it—where we live and HOW we live. Our houses are made of boards and cement and nails. Some are much more luxurious than many and some are downright deplorable (by SOME standards). Is a home more of a home because of its “parts?” Tin panels, cardboard, pine planks, mud and cloth. Is it a home? Or does it require marble counters and brass fixtures for that to be considered.? The home, HOME is the sum of all parts. Where we feel safe. That is what this show reflects. It may mean something else entirely to you, but I hope you can see that this show represents, The Sum of All Parts.

Aristotle penned the quote “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” some 2400 years ago. I’ve thought about the quote in it’s entirety for a long time and derived that in my case, as I was thinking, MY “whole” is the sum of ALL parts. This encompasses my family, my hardships, my accomplishments and all of my thoughts—good or bad. I can apply this to my ever-changing art interests and what challenges I tackle in the next phase. And then Covid hit the world. Everything shut down. There was silence. And I began thinking about space—as we inhabit it—where we live and HOW we live. Our houses are made of boards and cement and nails. Some are much more luxurious than many and some are downright deplorable (by SOME standards). Is a home more of a home because of its “parts?” Tin panels, cardboard, pine planks, mud and cloth. Is it a home? Or does it require marble counters and brass fixtures for that to be considered.? The home, HOME is the sum of all parts. Where we feel safe. That is what this show reflects. It may mean something else entirely to you, but I hope you can see that this show represents, The Sum of All Parts.

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