Julie Hall + Jacob Irish
The Soothsayer (2018)
acrylic on panel, audio recording
Jacob Irish and Julie Hall have been working in collaboration since 2013, producing video, installation, and sculptural works. They are settler Canadians who aspire to create work of social significance.
Jacob's practice focuses on the malleability of history and how mythologies and ideologies develop, working in sound, sculpture, drawing, and new media. In the summer of 2017, Jacob was the artist in residence for the Artist At Work Summer Residency Program at FOFA Gallery in Montreal, funded by Young Canada Works. Jacob has an electronic music practice, writing compositions with proprietary and experimental digital instruments.
Julie’s work focuses on human perception, philosophy, and language. Julie experiments with various methods of narrative storytelling, such as epic poetry, script writing, and stream of consciousness. Before attending art school, Julie was an algal lipid research scientist, having obtained a BSc in Chemical Engineering (2008) and an MSc in Food Science (2012).
The pair have exhibited their collaborative work at the Art Gallery of Guelph in Guelph, ON, at Centre Bang in Chicoutimi, QC, and at the Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax, NS. They are included in an upcoming group show at Hamilton Artists Inc in September 2018, Impossible Expectations.