November 6-20, 2015    Slide Room Gallery -   2549 Quadra Street,   Victoria, BC Canada  

Curated by Efren Quiroz

In Cahoots suggests a secretive exploit, a little naughty or conspiratorial sharing resulting in (Synergy)- an effect resulting from actions within the process and spirit of combination, where, to quote Aristotle, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. This means, qualities or characteristics that are not present without combination/amalgamation and all other possible variants can manifest. Art possibilities are heightened. Unpredictable thoughts expound. Territory is transgressed. Serendipity occurs through this collaborative effort. 

In Cahoots (Synergy) the show is conceived as an experiment of sorts in artistic collaboration. While some artistic endeavours often involve collaborative interactions, for example jazz musicians frequently collaborate in multiple groupings which thrive on the different interactions; visual arts for the most part is a solo act with the lone artist working away in the seclusion of the studio. This show is an opportunity for artists to work in a manner they may not be accustomed to and to experience something of the magical interplay of jazz musicians.     Efren Quiroz

Efren Quiroz - curator

Efren Quiroz - curator

VIDEO By Efren Quiroz

"Is it a Wave or is it a Particle" © Mixed Media on Mylar  - Carole Thompson and Jill Ehlert collaboration

Jill Ehlert and Carole Thompson 2015 ©

My friend and collaborator Carole Thompson in her studio  - Carole's website:  - Photo - Ed Brooks/Backroom Gallery

Some of the work in the show, photos are by Hailey Finnegan, Jan Dong and Carollyne Yardley.  Click on an image below to start a slide show.