Leisure is a conceptual collaborative art practice between Meredith Carruthers and Susannah Wesley, based in Montréal. Working together under the name “Leisure” since 2004, they engage with cultural historical narratives through research, conversation, published texts, curatorial projects and art production. Leisure has produced exhibitions and special projects in Canada and abroad, and participated in residencies in St. John’s (The Rooms, Newfoundland, 2016); Dawson City (KIAC, Yukon, 2010); Vienna (Kunstverein das weisse haus, Austria, 2008) and Banff (Banff Centre for the Arts, AB, 2007). Their recent research on collaborative gesture and spatial narrative has included, Conversations With Magic Stones, exhibited at VU Photo, Québec, 2017 and as part of The Let Down Reflex, EFA, NYC, 2016; Panning for Gold/Walking You Throughshown at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 2017 and Dualité/Dualitéexhibited at Artexte, Montreal, 2015. Leisure is in the permanent collection of the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery in Montreal.
Work shown in the banner:
© Leisure (Meredith Carruthers & Susannah Wesley), Rope Study, photographed performance, 2012/2016.
Photo credit: jcLett.