"him and me"
Peter Tittenberger, "him and me," silver print, 4” x 6”.
Opening reception: Thursday, February 26, 4-6pm
Artist talk: Friday, February 27 at 12:30pm
Co-sponsored by Gallery 1C03 and the Manitoba Craft Council
"I walk the sidewalks, streets, and back-lanes of my native Winnipeg. My goal is to walk all of them..."
him and me is a solo exhibition by local artist Peter Tittenberger that reflects the diverse nature of his practice over the last 35 years. The show features a selection of Polaroid photographs processed in 1979 and recently collaged, new non-functional ceramics, and sculptural works made of reclaimed wood and other found objects.
Tittenberger’s obsessive activity of traversing each street in this city, and his accompanying habit of collecting and creatively re-using some of the discarded objects he discovers along the way, result in works that reveal something about the specificity of this place and of what the artist considers his “make-do attitude and immigrant aesthetic.” He notes that “it is an attitude where what you can find to use is more important than what you can buy to use – where compromise is a given, perfection is an elusive goal, and where alternative uses are as valid as intended ones. It is an attitude and an aesthetic that underpins life in the North End as I have witnessed it over my lifetime living there.”
Peter Tittenberger has been involved in Winnipeg’s visual arts community for nearly four decades.
He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy at the University of Manitoba, followed by a Certificate in Photography from Red River College. After twenty years as a lens-based artist, Tittenberger pursued on-line studies and projects. In 2009, he went (back) to art school, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours degree from the University of Manitoba in 2013. A founding member of Floating Gallery (now Platform: Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts), Tittenberger has presented his photographs in many exhibitions across Canada, including the solo show Tautologies at Plug In ICA in 1979, the group exhibition Latitudes and Parallels at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 1984, and the two-person exhibitions Still Stories (with texts by Per Brask) in 1988 and Brooks: Coming Home (with texts by Walter Hildebrandt) in 1993, both at Gallery 1C03. More recently, his ceramics and mixed media sculptural installations have been featured in shows at several Manitoba exhibition spaces including aceartinc. and the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba. Tittenberger has received numerous awards for his art from the Manitoba Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Manitoba Craft Council.
Gallery 1C03 acknowledges financial assistance for this project from The University of Winnipeg. him and me is presented as part of Craft Year 2015 celebrations. For more information visit www.craftyear.ca.
Gallery 1C03 hours: Monday – Friday: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Closed Good Friday.
Admission is always free and everyone is welcome. Wheelchair accessible.