JACOB WHIBLEY

Jacob Robert Whibley is a Toronto based artist focusing on collage, sculpture and installation. Exploring the theme of interstitial spaces, Whibley’s collages show geometric and organic forms in a suspended moment of transition. Drawing inspiration from modernist design and unfulfilled histories, Whibley assembles each collage through a process of successive movements and emphasizes the contrast between found and intentionally crafted elements. These tactile moments allude to structural and topographic forms as they shift and reconfigure towards newer possibilities.

A graduate of The Ontario College of Art and Design in the Communication Design program, Whibley has exhibited as a member of Team Macho from 2005-2011, with Friends for Life (June 2005), Team Macho is a Tough Man (May 2006), Fancy Action Now (May 2007, Kitschy, Gay, And Over In a Second (Sept 2008) and Hibernation Sickness (Oct 2010). Magic Pony published their first monograph in 2007, entitled Fancy Action Now: The Art of Team Macho and their second monograph The Merlin Years (2012). Whibley has exhibited his solo work in group show Mittenfists (Aug 2007) and with Narwhal in Stay Gold (Dec 2008), Atlas Findings (Apr 2010), The Dazzle (Oct 2010) and SCOPE Miami (Dec 2011), PULSE NYC (May 2012) and PULSE Miami (Dec 2012).Most recently he was included in the group shows Freedom of Assembly (2012) at Oakville Galleries, Canada and Collages (2012) at Espace de l’art concret in Mouans-Sartoux, France. Primarily recognized for his abstract collages, it is with a bell is a cup until it is struck (2012) at Harbourfront Centre, Canada that he makes an aesthetic departure to further explore themes of contemporary architecture, mark-making and memory.

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EXHIBITIONS
APRIL 2010 Atlas Findings, Group Exhibition
OCT 2010 The Dazzle, Group Exhibition
SEPT 2013 just a conspiracy of cartographers, then?, Solo Exhibition
FEB 2015 Material Art Fair, Group Exhibition, Mexico City

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Jacob Whibleynegligible contextual guidance, 2014 Paper ephemera. 12 x 15 in.

Jacob Whibley
negligible contextual guidance, 2014
Paper ephemera.
12 x 15 in.

Jacob Whibleywe’ll be sawing, we’ll be splitting, we’ll be stacking, 2014 Paper ephemera. 12 x 15 in.

Jacob Whibley
we’ll be sawing, we’ll be splitting, we’ll be stacking, 2014
Paper ephemera.
12 x 15 in.

Jacob Whibleythere are no soloists in a fugue (1959-2013) Ink, graphite and ephemera on paper 9.5 x 12.5” 2013

Jacob Whibley
there are no soloists in a fugue (1959-2013)

Ink, graphite and ephemera on paper
9.5 x 12.5” 2013

Jacob Whibleythere are no soloists in a fugue (1959-2013) II Ink, graphite and ephemera on paper9.5 x 12.5” 2013

Jacob Whibley
there are no soloists in a fugue (1959-2013) II

Ink, graphite and ephemera on paper
9.5 x 12.5” 2013

Jacob Whibleythere are no soloists in a fugue (1979-2013) Ink, graphite and ephemera on paper9.5 x 12.5” 2013

Jacob Whibley
there are no soloists in a fugue (1979-2013)

Ink, graphite and ephemera on paper
9.5 x 12.5” 2013

Jacob Whibleyca epochal rig (1886-2012) Ink and ephemera on paper10 x 13”  2013

Jacob Whibley
an epochal rig (1886-2012)

Ink and ephemera on paper
10 x 13” 2013

Jacob Whibley mass3 (eeb)15 x 17

Jacob Whibley
mass3 (eeb)
15 x 17″ Paper ephemera on panel. 2012

Jacob Whibley mass 5 (III)15 x 17

Jacob Whibley
mass 5 (III)
15 x 17″ Paper ephemera on panel. 2012

Jacob Whibleydegrees of whateverPaper ephemera on panel 2012 10” x 13.5” unframed 17.5 x 13.5” framed

Jacob Whibley
degrees of whatever

Paper ephemera on panel 2012
10” x 13.5” unframed
17.5 x 13.5” framed

Jacob WhibleyAppearing to View Paper ephemera. 2012

Jacob Whibley
Appearing to View

Paper ephemera. 2012

Jacob Whibleyof greatest solidity Ash and walnut19.25

Jacob Whibley
of greatest solidity

Ash and walnut
19.25″ w x 39.5″ l x 4.5” h 2013

Jacob Whibleythe flat gift of subtraction Polystyrene & walnut12” w x 18” l x 3.125” h  2013

Jacob Whibley
the flat gift of subtraction

Polystyrene & walnut
12” w x 18” l x 3.125” h 2013

Jacob Whibleythe even gift of subtraction Polystyrene & walnut19” w x 9” l x 9” h  2013

Jacob Whibley
the even gift of subtraction

Polystyrene & walnut
19” w x 9” l x 9” h 2013

 Jacob Whibley A Tiled Inquirer18 x 24

Jacob Whibley
A Tiled Inquirer

18 x 24″ Paper ephemera on panel. 2012

Jacob Whibleym3moir g3nr3 Linen and paper ephemera 9.25 x 11.25”  2013

Jacob Whibley
m3moir g3nr3

Linen and paper ephemera
9.25 x 11.25” 2013

Jacob Whibleyundoing the instance of (window  I) 19.5 x 28in. unframed, 24 x 32in. framed Burnt archival paper.2012

Jacob Whibley
undoing the instance of (window I)

19.5 x 28in. unframed, 24 x 32in. framed
Burnt archival paper.2012

Jacob Whibleyundoing the instance of (framework)19.5 x 28in. unframed, 24 x 32in. framed Burnt archival paper.2012

Jacob Whibley
undoing the instance of (framework)

19.5 x 28in. unframed, 24 x 32in. framed
Burnt archival paper.2012

Jacob Whibleyundoing the instance of (window III)19.5 x 28in. unframed, 24 x 32in. framed Burnt archival paper.2012

Jacob Whibley
undoing the instance of (window III)

19.5 x 28in. unframed, 24 x 32in. framed
Burnt archival paper.2012

Jacob Whibleyreciprocal symmetry II19.5 x 28in. unframed, 24 x 32in. framed Burnt archival paper.2012

Jacob Whibley
reciprocal symmetry II

19.5 x 28in. unframed, 24 x 32in. framed
Burnt archival paper.2012

Jacob Whibleyreciprocal symmetry IV19.5 x 28in. unframed, 24 x 32in. framed Burnt archival paper.2012

Jacob Whibley
reciprocal symmetry IV

19.5 x 28in. unframed, 24 x 32in. framed
Burnt archival paper.2012

Jacob Whibleyreciprocal symmetry III19.5 x 28in. unframed, 24 x 32in. framed Burnt archival paper.2012

Jacob Whibley
reciprocal symmetry III

19.5 x 28in. unframed, 24 x 32in. framed
Burnt archival paper.2012

Jacob Whibleyreciprocal symmetry (wreak form)19.5 x 28

Jacob Whibley
reciprocal symmetry (wreak form)
19.5 x 28″ Burnt archival paper. 2012

Jacob Whibleyreciprocal symmetry I19.5 x 28in. unframed, 24 x 32in. framed Burnt archival paper.2012

Jacob Whibley
reciprocal symmetry I

19.5 x 28in. unframed, 24 x 32in. framed
Burnt archival paper.2012

Jacob Whibleybeam 257.75 x 5.25

Jacob Whibley
beam 25

7.75 x 5.25″
Paper ephemera. 2007
$950

Jacob Whibleyred (no remarks in 6560)7.75 x 5.25 Jacob Whibley
red (no remarks in 6560)

7.75 x 5.25″
Paper ephemera. 2006
$950

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