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Jenn Law’s multi-disciplinary practice centres on the artifacts of print culture and our relationship to technology as the means by which we continuously reinvent ourselves. In Means & Ends, Law synergistically engages two technologies that have fundamentally shaped our understanding of the world and our place in it – print and horology (the science of time-keeping). Focused on the pocket watch and the ink bottle and combining traditional print methods with 3D printing, Law presents a collection of evolving objects transitioning between the past and the future, tradition and invention. Here, apparent endings may become the means for innovation.

Law is an artist, writer and researcher living in Toronto. She is a member of Loop Gallery and Open Studio Contemporary Printmaking Centre, where she works primarily in print media, cut paper and book work. Law holds a PhD in Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, England, a BA in Anthropology from McGill University and a BFA from Queen’s University. She has worked as a lecturer, editor and curator in Canada, the UK and South Africa, and has published on South African, Caribbean and Canadian contemporary art and print culture. Law has shown her work internationally and has received numerous fellowships, grants and awards for her research, including from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada, the British Council and the British Academy.

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