JULY 9 – AUGUST 28, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION, THURSDAY, JULY 9, 6:00 – 9:00PM
CRAFT ONTARIO GALLERY | 990 QUEEN ST. WEST, TORONTO
HOURS: MONDAY - SATURDAY, 11AM - 6PM
Materialize offers a sensational selection of work by up-and-coming emerging makers that includes everything from embroidered acrylic to baroque ceramic compositions. Visitors will find curious soft textile sculptures, a sensuous wood and leather bench, intricate self-referential jewellery, immaculately carved glass and much, much more.
Craft Ontario is committed to fostering the next generation of professional craft practice, and this year’s exhibition is the second annual juried collection of work that celebrates a diversity of creative, innovative and skilled incarnations of material culture.
Juried by Deborah Wang and Greg Sims, Craft Ontario is pleased to present the work of:
Elycia Sarwer-Foner Androsoff
Joon Hee Kim
K. Claire MacDonald
Marie-Eve G. Castonguay
Based in Toronto, Deborah Wang is a curator, designer, and educator. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture from the University of Waterloo, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from OCAD University. Through her diverse practice, Deborah has worked with Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, the Gladstone Hotel, XPACE Cultural Centre, and the Textile Museum of Canada. Currently, she splits her time as Creative Director of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, and a designer at superkul inc | architect.
Greg Sims is an artist, designer and educator based in Toronto, Canada. He completed his undergraduate studies at OCAD University and later pursued post-graduate studies in England at the School of Jewellery- Birmingham City University. Since completing his MA degree in 2003, Sims has taught extensively at NSCAD University in Halifax and more recently at OCAD University. He teaches studio courses from Introductory to Master's level, as well as developing curriculum and teaching courses in digital design and fabrication.