six feet | between us
six feet | between us was a temporary outdoor arts installation of poetry broadsides and photographic prints produced by poet Kevin Andrew Heslop and photographer Derek Boswell and co-curated with Danielle Hoevenaars for installation at Heaven Scent in Wortley Village, London, ON. Originally installed inside Western University's McIntosh Gallery (Jan-Feb. 2022), this wabi-sabi-inspired work eroded throughout the month of May 2022 as a meditation on material and aesthetic impermanence and the social disintegration caused by human response to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.
Derek Boswell is a Canadian artist, born in 1995, in London, Ontario. Derek’s work primarily centres around the medium of photography and draws from his wide-ranging explorations of topics such as the Anthropocene, esoteric photographic techniques, and the role of photography’s truthful traditions in a post-truth world. Derek is a graduate of Western University's Visual Arts program and is currently a teacher-candidate at Althouse College.
Kevin Andrew Heslop sits. Debut: the correct fury of your why is a mountain (2021, Gordon Hill Press). Lately: Revelations: Gathie Falk (2023, Centred Magazine); Sous ses youx (2023, Centred Magazine); "Toulouse's uncharacteristic heat" (2023, League of Canadian Poet); Speaking Artfully to Power (2023, Centred Magazine); in medias res (2023, Westland Gallery).
Based in London ON, Danielle Hoevenaars works primarily in ceramics and as a member of the London Clay Art Centre. Much of her sculptural work explores the aesthetic of the human body and of hands in particular. Her Lake Series uses bathymetry charts, which record the depth of lakes, to create relief tiles for the wall. Danielle graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo and is currently a Director at Westland Gallery.