September 7 – October 21, 2006

About the Program

After a good friend died from melanoma, artist Joseph Kohnke was suddenly drawn to every skin imperfection on his body. The idea that something so small and overlooked on the skin could possibly consume the entire body both frightened and intrigued him. In nature, markings and spots on the body are used to increase chances of survival, whereas on humans they are looked upon as flaws or markings of death. Marked is a mechanism that continuously searches images taken off the body. The skin images have been pierced in areas that could possibly be seen as a flaw or as a life-threatening mark. As these voids of imperfections are found within the image, the patterns are then transferred onto two contrasting forms within the gallery space.


Daina Warren


Installation: Daina Warren


2006.0907 MAR


grunt gallery (second location)
116-350 E. 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5T 4R8
Unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations
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