Robin Lambert and I were just in Portland Oregon again for Open Engagement version 3.0. We decided to name ourselves 'rocketship!' this time around. This year we did a project about friendship. how do you friend someone? What has to happen to cross the line from being an acquaintance to full blown friendship? So with questions like that in mind Robin and I gave new friends and old friends at the conference a memento of our relationship. It was a cute gold button with a rocketship on it and a smaller silver button for them to share with someone new... like a chain letter. get it!? here are some pictures of friends we made.
Brette Gabel’s work spans a variety of media as she strives to carry out an ongoing investigation of boundaries of comfort and discomfort experienced during seemingly quotidian moments in time. Gabel recently completed an MFA in interdisciplinary studies at OCAD University. While her practice engages with performance, video, drawing and sculpture, her work is primarily situated in textile and craft practices.
Brette has participated in art residencies in Regina, Saskatchewan, Windsor, Ontario and Wassaic, New York. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.