Patrick Mahon: Messagers' Forum
Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON
Sept. 2020-Jan. 2021
Catalogue with Interview by Robert Enright
Messagers’ Forum is an art installation that poses poetic questions about culture, nature, communication, and meaning. In this space of emblematic wall sculptures, collaged landscapes, and recorded speech, we experience a setting where spoken exchanges amidst humans are suggested as being desireable and available to us, but also sometimes elusive and fleeting. It is a place where nature is presented as more than a backdrop, as if to describe a theatre for an unwritten drama.