Fourteen artists present new works that disturb the boundaries of their individual practices. Through critical reflection and collaborative exchange, unexpected themes and forms have emerged over a ten month mentorship program led by Linda Sormin, and programmed by FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association.
Close observations of nature collide with the forms and realities of urban life. Experimentation with raw materials unearths memories, reshaping personal metaphors and once-familiar landscapes. Through photography, video, pottery and sculpture, the exhibition offers work that has unsettled established ways of thinking and making.
Are small transgressions the slippery slope to bad behaviour?
These questions and conversations offer diverse interpretations of play, threat, beauty, gesture, sexuality, parenthood, family, community and environment. In sharing ideas and concerns, examining potential pitfalls and solutions, this group of makers has in many ways sped up their artistic research, yet slowed the impulse to cast judgment. Fearlessly, gently tending to bright wounds of doubt, these artists have created bodies of work that articulate distinct visions in the contemporary context.
September 3 – October 31, 2015
Monday – Saturday 11AM-6PM
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