The Collaborationists is an extensive exhibition of the multi-faceted works of Canadian artists Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, who have been practicing art for over 15 years. The work that has emerged through this partnership includes kinetic sculpture, installation, painting and mixed media works. The exhibition is collaborative in more than one sense—it does combine the expected artistic act of the duo working together, however it also addresses narrative overtones such as being conniving conspirators, or a confrontation between opposing views. The exhibition is a series of encounters, questions, and examinations of contemporary art and culture. Drawing from the tropes of mid-century modernist art, with a focus on information as a subject, the works provide refreshingly playful responses to some of the major art discourses of the past century. Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borinsare are currently based in Toronto, represented by Cristin Tierney Gallery in New York.
Curated by Linda Jansma and Melissa Bennett.
Organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Hamilton and The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in collaboration with the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Windsor.The exhibition also travelled to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona.