LIVING WELL


January 16 – March 18, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 3-6pm

Craft Ontario Gallery
1106 Queen Street West, Toronto

This annual thematic exhibition brings together emerging and established artists and designers from many disciplines to consider the theme of living well.

'Living Well' explores the tangible and intangible ways in which design improves our daily lives. What is the capacity of design to help us feel or live better? How does it help us achieve higher states of personal health, resource efficiency, conviviality, collaboration, mindfulness, or even happiness? Ultimately, 'Living Well' asks about the ways in which design transforms us, or how we use design to transform ourselves for the better.

The exhibition features the work of:

     
AMANDA RATAJ
COLE SWANSON
JAKE WHILLANS
LOUIE GEORGE MICHAEL (GAËLLE LE COUSTER)
KUX GLOBAL (MAURICIO NAVARRO)
AFJD (AMBER FRID-JIMENEZ & JOSEPH DAHMEN)
TANIA LOVE
VICTORIA MILLEY & FELICIA SEMIAWAN
MYUNG-SUN KIM
OSCAR KWONG
     
 

'Living Well' is an exhibition curated by the Toronto Design Offsite Festival. Funding is generously provided by the Ontario Arts Council and Craft Ontario.

 

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Images: top detail Cole Swanson. ‘Alvearium,’ 2016. Perforated metal, celluloid film, beeswax, and field recording sound installation. Top side: Jake Whillans. ‘Home,’ 2016. White Oak, cast iron, soapstone, leather; brass. Top Middle side: Kux Global. ‘Reef Flowerpot Collection.’ Stranded coastal worm reef “stone” and gemstone/soap stone. Bottom Middle side: AFJD. ‘Mycobench,’ 2016. Mycelium biocomposites (oyster mushrooms and sawdust), industrial wool felt, plywood base. Oscar Kwong. ‘Incense Holder,’ 2016. Cast aluminum.

              

 

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Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.