Mass Wasting: October 22 - November 14, 2020

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Image: Bettina Matzkuhn. 'Thicker Than Water (detail)', 2019. Hand embroidery, cotton canvas, paint.

October 22 - November 14, 2020
Craft Ontario Gallery, 1106 Queen Street West, Toronto

Responding to the current era of rapid and accelerating change to the landscape, ‘Mass Wasting’ explores the impact(s) of environmental destabilization through the lens of craft practice.

Through both direct and indirect human intervention, the form of the Earth is changing. Extractive mining practices and deforestation have immediate and obvious effects, while warming temperatures are causing unprecedented thawing of permafrost. The term ‘mass wasting’ refers to the geomorphic process by which rocks and soil move downhill (eg. rock slides, soil creep and thaw slumps). ‘Mass wasting’ is both cause and effect: the means by which we have arrived on this increasingly unstable ground.

This exhibition aims to address the psychic, social, cultural, and political impact of environmental unpredictability as identified by artists working in diverse craft media. It also considers the ways in which instability can open up fissures of possibility — opportunities for change and innovation.

Artists:

 

Christy Chor
Aleena Derohanian
Reid Ferguson
Daniel Gruetter
Jennifer Lantz
Lindsay MacDonald

 

Bettina Matzkuhn
Charlize-Nhung Nguyen
Emma Piirtoniemi
Meghan Price
Amanda Rataj

  

SLICE: Biodigital Jewellery by Paul McClure (September 5 - October 3, 2020)

Brooched by Paul McClure

Image credit: Paul McClure. 'Slice' brooches, 2020. Nylon, stainless steel. Approx. 8 x 4 cm each. Photo: Digital by Design.

September 5 - October 3, 2020
Reception by Appointment: Sat, Sept. 12, 11am-3pm & Sun, Sept. 13, 2-6pm
Craft Ontario Gallery, 1106 Queen St West, Toronto

See a video gallery tour by curator Robyn Wilcox
See a selection of Paul McClure's work available for sale online

 

'Slice' is a collection of jewellery expressing my fascination with the microscopic realm of the human body. Abstract forms refer to bacteria, viruses, cells and their structures within us. As these invisible but universal components come to define us, they also acquire cultural meaning independent of their biological definition. The highly aestheticized microscopic imagery and cutaway diagrams from popular science are particular sources of inspiration for this work: geometric forms, graphic patterns and vibrant colours. The forms are “digitally handmade” using a combination of computer modelling and 3D printing technologies with traditional metalworking techniques of forming, fabricating and finishing. Slicing through these forms reveals surprising and pleasing sections and patterns. However, the slice, like a microbe itself, exposes tensions between the benevolent and sinister, the beautiful and ugly, the fascinating and fearful.

– Paul McClure

 

Paul McClure is an Irish-Canadian artist and designer of contemporary jewellery. His work is represented in private and public collections including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Canadian Museum of History; Design Museum of Barcelona; and National Museums Scotland. McClure graduated from NSCAD University, Halifax, Canada (BFA, 1989); Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain (1990); and National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland (MA, 1999). He is professor in the School of Fashion & Jewellery at George Brown College, Toronto. In 2015, McClure received the Saidye Bronfman Award, a Governor General’s Award, Canada’s foremost distinction for excellence in the visual arts.

Paul is represented by Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h in Montréal, Canada.
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The artist gratefully acknowledges support from the Ontario Arts Council, Birmingham City University and George Brown College.

  

ART OF THE BOOK 2018: MARCH 6 - JULY 5, 2020

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Image credit: Alleppo: Tragedy Unfolding by Geraldine Slater

March 6 - July 5, 2020
Reception: March 12, 2020 from 6-9pm
Craft Ontario Gallery, 1106 Queen St West, Toronto

Since 1988, the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild has organized 'Art of the Book', a juried exhibition of book arts held every five years. 'Art of the Book 2018'  celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild.

The exhibition features 67 uniquely crafted pieces covering eight categories: fine binding, box-making, paper-making, fine printing, paper decorating, restoration, calligraphy, and artists’ books from Canada, the United States, England, France, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Jurors: Betsy Palmer Eldridge, Jan Elsted, Lang Ingalls, and Susan Warner Keene.

Participating artists:

    

Doug Beube
Marc Blouin
Servane Briand
Sarah Burnett-Moore
Lorraine Butler
Joan Byers
Nicole Chalifoux
Clara Congdon
Mary Conley
Cécile Côté
Lorraine Douglas
Odette Drapeau
Carolyn Eady
Martina Edmondson
Karen Hanmer
Erwin Huebner
Frances Hunter
Jenny Iserman
Margo Klass

 

Trisha Klus
Adelene Koh
Kristina Komendant
Richard Labrosse
Roxanne Lafleur
Jerene Lane
Roberta Lavadour
Christiane Lenz
Concha Luna
Marlene MacCallum
Margaret M. Mah
Rebecca K. Martin
Lise Melhorn-Boe
Rhonda Miller
Troy Moore
Lorna Mulligan
Kausar Nigita
Elaine Akiko Nishizu
Helen O'Connor

 

Miguel Pérez Fernandez
Delphine Platten
Debra Frances Plett
Carolyn Qualle
Flora Shum
Dawn Skinner
Geraldine Slater
Annie Smith
Percy So
James Spyker
Gail Stevens
Ann Stinner
Jan Taylor
Christine Trainor
Keith Valentine
Leslie Walthers
Marama Warren
Lily Yee-Sloan

'Art of the Book 2018' is organized by the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild. 

To see more info about the exhibition, including a gallery of the juried works, visit artofthebook18.ca.

 

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ILLUMINATIONS: JANUARY 15 – FEBRUARY 23, 2020

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Image credit: Horticulture (detail) by Elizabeth Goluch, photo by Keith Betteridge.

January 15 - February 23, 2020
Reception: Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 6-9pm
Craft Ontario Gallery, 1106 Queen St West, Toronto

An exhibition produced by the Metal Collective.

Inspired by Canada's 150th Anniversary in 2017, this collection of contemporary silver candleholders, made from heritage silver, honours Canadian women's creative past and inspires their future.

Illuminations is a travelling exhibition produced by the Metal Collective and curated by Laura Brandon, featuring the work of:

    

Anne Barros
Anne-Sophie Vallée
Beth Alber
Brigitte Clavette
Chantal Gilbert
Charles Funnell
Elizabeth Goluch
Fiona MacIntyre

 

Jackie Anderson
Ken Vickerson
Kye-Yeon Son
Lois Etherington Betteridge
Mary Anne Barkhouse
Mary K. Mcintyre
Myra Tulonen Smith

CRAFT ONTARIO '19: BIENNIAL JURIED MEMBER EXHIBITION: September 5 - October 12, 2019

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Image credit: Tidal Pendant by Lindsay MacDonald

September 5 - October 12, 2019 
Reception: September 5, 2019 from 6-9pm 
Craft Ontario Gallery, 1106 Queen St West, Toronto

Craft Ontario ’19 surveys the work of members across the province, and presents the very best of contemporary craft.

The exhibition includes work from each of the core regions of the province, with four exhibitors selected by the jury to be recognized with awards for Best in the North, East, Southwest, and Central Ontario.

Award Recipients:
Best in Central Ontario - Amanda Rataj
Best in Northern Ontario - Judy Martin
Best in Eastern Ontario -  Lindsay MacDonald
Best in South-Western Ontario - Tammy McClennan

Craft Ontario ’19 jurors: Annie Tung, David Kaye, and Susan Jefferies.

ARTISTS
Amanda Rataj
Brianna Gluszak
Hae Joung Han
Janet Macpherson
Joon Hee Kim
Judy Martin

Linda Brine
Lindsay MacDonald
Susan Low-Beer
Tammy McClennan
Tanya Lyons
Wanxing Wang 

 

See the Exhibition Catalogue

  

THE BODY HAS REASONS WHICH REASON KNOWS NOT OF: April 11 – May 12, 2019

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Image credit: Float by Annika Hoefs

April 11 - May 12, 2019
Craft Ontario Gallery, 1106 Queen St West, Toronto

Working with clay actively engages the body. The artists in this exhibition trust that their lived experiences, stories, and skills are indwelled in the muscles used to make their work.

Each of the artists in this exhibition took part in the Muscle Memory International Ceramic Symposium & Residency, which was programmed and founded by Mimi Kokai in collaboration with the International Ceramic Studio (ICS) in Kecskemet, Hungary and took place in both 2017 and 2018.

Experiences of injury and recuperation informed the theme to the Muscle Memory symposium. One of the purposes of the residency is to demonstrate the power and the skill of artists with disabilities.

During each of the residencies the artists became a strongly knit community. Many of the artists have noted the mentorship, and guidance they received from their fellow participants. It is remarkable to imagine the strength and trust that was built and cultivated not just within their own bodies as they worked with clay, but also with each other.

All of the works explore various themes surrounding tacit knowledge, and the body’s ability to bounce back, grow, resist, and remember.

ARTISTS:

ANDREA PILLER
ANEELA DIAS-D'SOUSA
ANNIKA HOEFS
BERNADETTE PRATT
CATHERINE JONES
GRACIA ISABEL GÓMEZ CANTOYA
HEIDI MCKENZIE
LESLEY MCINALLY
LISA WALTER
MARY MCKENZIE
MIMI KOKAI
SUSAN LOW-BEER

*The title of this exhibition was inspired by the title of Mari Sorri’s seminal article The Body Has Reasons: Tacit Knowing in Thinking and Making, which was inspired by Blaise Pascal who wrote “the heart has reasons which reason knows not of”.

Mari Sorri, The Body Has Reasons: Tacit Knowing in Thinking and Making
Journal of Aesthetic Education
Vol. 28, No. 2 (Summer, 1994), pp. 15-26 (12 pages)
Published by: University of Illinois Press

 

Housewarming: January 19 - March 2, 2019

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January 19 - March 2, 2019
Craft Ontario Gallery, 1106 Queen St West, Toronto

Juried by: Suzanne Morrisette, Susan Fohr, and Sajdeep Soomal

Housewarming explores the idea of home through objects that make references to habitational spaces, activated through the routines of day-to-day life.

Works in this exhibition range from functional to representational forms, and many share a relationship to the body through suggestions of sustenance and care. Other works may problematize the idea of the home, gesturing instead towards a subversion of stereotypical images, questioning whether or not these are always welcoming spaces.

All of the work in the exhibition shows a skillful deployment of materials in ways that speak to varied and complex relationships with the idea of home.

ARTISTS:

AMANDA MCCAVOUR
ANDREAS KRÄTSCHMER
CHIHO TOKITA
ELYCIA SFA
HOLLY FEDIDA & CHRISTOPHER MENDOZA
NICHOLAS HAMILTON HOLMES
JUDY MARTIN
LAURA PITKANEN
MATTHEW MCINTYRE
MICAH ADAMS
QUEENIE XU
RACHAEL WONG
WANXING WANG
VANESSA DION FLETCHER

Teaching Materials: Sept 8 - Oct 7, 2017

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Teaching Materials: Sheridan College Craft & Design Faculty Exhibition
September 8 - October 7, 2017
Craft Ontario Gallery, 1106 Queen Street West, Toronto

Closing Reception Thursday, September 28, 6 – 9 pm

Taking place as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Sheridan College’s Craft and Design Program, Teaching Materials brings together the work of many of the program’s highly accomplished Faculty and Technologists. The knowledge and skills they share inspire new generations of craftspeople and help shape the craft and design landscape in Canada. The old adage “those that can’t do, teach” simply doesn’t apply here. The exhibition acknowledges Sheridan’s Craft & Design faculty in their valuable roles as teachers, mentors, and leaders in education, while also sharing their phenomenal skill as makers and designers.

Teaching Materials includes work by:

Elaine Brodie
Owen Colborne
Jess Riva Cooper
Rob Diemert
Marc Egan
Peter Fleming
Lee Fletcher
Jin Won Han
Kate Jackson
Laura Kukkee
Scot Laughton
Sally McCubbin
Rachel Miller
Meghan Price
Katrina Tompkins

 

In 1967, a new wave of commitment to Craft and Design found its Ontario home in a program created with the founding of Sheridan College. Now, 50 years into the program, Sheridan’s Craft and Design Program is celebrating and taking stock.

 Nothing is Newer Than Tradition: AUG 19 – OCT 29, 2017

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Nothing is Newer Than Tradition
August 19 - October 29, 2017
Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON

 Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

 Nothing is Newer than Tradition presents work that opens up an experience of craft history, where the making of objects critically intersects with both our past and present cultural, social and political ways of being in the world. Craft traditions of making are deeply rooted in identities and cultures that extend beyond current national boundaries and conventions, and remain critical in presenting work that enriches and reflects our lives today.

Juried by David Kaye, Laura Kukkee and Rachael Wong, Nothing is Newer than Tradition includes the work of:

LINA MARIA AVENDANO
ANDRÉE CHÉNIER
NAOMI CLEMENT
HANNAH EPSTEIN
AGNES XIAOYAN GUAN
HAMILTON HOLMES
JOON HEE KIM
BRITTANY MACDOUGALL
MATTHEW MCINTYRE
FUZZY MALL
DANI ORTMAN
SAM PEDICELLI
AMANDA RATAJ
DENISE SMITH
MAGALI THIBAULT GOBEIL
MARLENE ZAGDANSKI

Taking place as part of the inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial (http://canadiancraftbiennial.ca), Nothing is Newer than Tradition presents the work of sixteen emerging Ontario makers that reflect a dedicated engagement with specialized skills and materials. The exhibition explores how craft materials, tools and processes are creatively reiterated through the hands of a new generation of makers. 

CHROMATIC GEOGRAPHY: JUNE 8 – AUGUST 26, 2017

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CHROMATIC GEOGRAPHY:
Natural Dyes in the 21st Century

June 8 - August 26, 2017
Craft Ontario Gallery, 1106 Queen Street West, Toronto

Chromatic Geography examines new trends, and presents a diversity of approaches to the use of natural dyes, from scientific research and raw material development, to innovative, contemporary applications in craft, fashion, design and art, with personal approaches to materials and aesthetics.

Curated by Rachel MacHenry and Thea Haines, with the work of:

BioDye
Liam Blackburn
Studio Blond & Beiber
Abigail Booth
Caroline Forde
GItte Hansen
Mackenzie Kelly-Frere
Hiroko Karuno
Jason Logan – Toronto Ink Co
Maiwa 
Matson + Palmer
Rowland Ricketts
Meghan Spielman
Gabriela Zurita

Chromatic Geography is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council.

CRAFT ONTARIO ’17: MARCH 23 – JUNE 3, 2017

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Craft Ontario ’17 surveys the work of members across the province, and presents the very best of contemporary craft. Since 1975 Craft Ontario has supported the development of contemporary craft through juried exhibitions of member work.

Congratulations to this year's award recipients:

  •     JOON HEE KIM: AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, $750
  •     TANYA LYONS: BEST IN SHOW, $500
  •     EDEN BENDER: HONOURABLE MENTION, $250

Juried by Gordon Thompson (Sheridan College Craft & Design Program) and Chung-Im Kim (OCAD University Material Art & Design Program), Craft Ontario ’17 featured the work of:

    
HANA BALABAN-POMMIER     
EDEN BENDER
KEITH CAMPBELL
LISA CRESKEY
AURORA DARWIN
HEIDI EARNSHAW
KYLE GARLAND
OWEN JOHNSON
DAVOUD KHOSRAVI
JOON HEE KIM
     
BECKY LAUZON
TANYA LYONS

JUDY MARTIN
SHAWNA MUNRO
GULAR MUSTAFA
SAM PEDICELLI
ANDREA PILLER
DAVID SOLOMON
PATRICIA WONG
CAROLYN YOUNG

 

Living Well: Jan 16 - March 18, 2017 
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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.

This 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.

Patternmaker: July 5 - August 18, 2018

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An exhibition by Carey Jernigan and Julia Campbell-Such
July 5 - August 18, 2018
Craft Ontario Gallery, 1106 Queen Street West, Toronto

Patternmakers hand-craft the wooden forms, called “patterns,” that are used to create moulds for casting metal gears, pulleys, and machine parts. These intricate wooden objects, which must be made to exacting specifications, are some of the most challenging things to make out of wood. Patternmakers are master woodworkers, but their trade is becoming obsolete as industrial manufacturing methods become more mechanized and efficiency is prioritized over individual skill.  

As craftspeople working in the trades at a time of rapid technological change, we notice that the tools we use affect our experience of work and our experience of time. As workers, we respond to the rhythms of the technologies we work with; we adapt, we fight back, we play to pass the hours. Patternmaker is a reflection on this change of pace.

Find out more about how the exhibition works came together here: https://patternmaker-study.weebly.com

Donald A. Stuart Designer/Craftsman: 50 Years of Creative Excellence : May 10 - June 23, 2018

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May 10 - June 23, 2018
Craft Ontario Gallery, 1106 Queen Street West, Toronto

A retrospective of Donald A. Stuart’s 50 years as a designer and craftsman featuring a selection of work that explores his contribution to craft practice in Canada.

Gathered together for the first time in 2017 at the Simcoe County Museum, the retrospective showcases his early work in textiles and woodworking, and highlights his outstanding contribution as a master goldsmith and silversmith. Included are many national and international award winning pieces, from hollowware coffee services to exquisite jewellery.

Born in Toronto, Stuart graduated from the Ontario College of Art (OCA) in 1967, and in 1981 received a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) from the School for American Crafts, Rochester, NY.

Mountain Fold: An Exploration in folded glass: Jan 12 - 28 2018

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January 12 - 28, 2018
CO Space, 1106 Queen Street West, Toronto

Following the success of the Devil’s Abacus screen at last year’s TODO festival, Lee turned her attention to a more conceptual piece after a simple office reorganization found her going through decades of paper file folders containing sketches and concept drawings. The installation sees fragile glass carefully folded and shaped like a vernacular file folder, and then hung in suspended animation in a floor-to-ceiling installation. Lee also drew upon her interest in origami. “Each folder becomes functional because of a simple fold. Like in origami, structure is created by repeating the ‘mountain fold’ and the ‘valley fold’”

Jeff Goodman Studio is a modern glass design and fabrication studio based in Toronto, Canada. Lead by Executive and Creative Director Sylvia Lee, the studio is made up of master craftsmen and glass artisans who produce handmade installations, lighting, vessels and architectural glass for luxury projects worldwide.

 

Materialize: Sept 23 - Nov 28, 2016

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Hosted at the Art Gallery of Burlington's Perry Gallery, the third annual Materialize exhibition highlighted a collection of emerging work that celebrates a diversity of creative, innovative and skilled incarnations of material culture. Juried by Denis Longchamps and Janna Hiemstra, Materialize included the work of:

        
ALEX KINSLEY
AMANDA GRESIK
ANDRÉE CHÉNIER
ANNE-SOPHIE VALLÉE
BRITTANY MACDOUGALL
CASSIC HO
CHENGOU YU
EMMA CHOROSTECKI
                  
KARLA RIVERA
KRISTIAN SPREEN
JOON HEE KIM
PASHA MOEZZI
NURIELLE STERN
REID FERGUSON
RICHARD CHAN
TAMMY MCCLENNAN
Craft Awards 2016: July 26 - Aug 19, 2016

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Every year, Craft Ontario recognizes the very best in contemporary craft through the Craft Awards program. Craft Awards recipients are accomplished and dedicated practitioners in the field of craft and design. As part of Craft Ontario’s 40th Anniversary celebrations, and through the generous support of the Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee, the 2016 award recipients had their work on display as part of a special exhibition at the John B. Aird Gallery:

        
Pamela Allen
Amanda McCavour
Marie-Eve G. Castonguay
Andrée Chénier
Naomi Clement
Lisa Creskey
Stephen Dalrymple
Jerre Davidson
Reid Ferguson
                  
Suendrini Goonesekera
Clayton Haigh
Joon Hee Kim
Jing Huang
Heidi McKenzie
Lindsay Stead
Jessica Steinhauser
Nurielle Stern
Jake Whillans

The Craft Awards program is able to take place on an annual basis through the valued support of many generous donors and sponsors. Our thanks go to the following organizations, businesses and individuals: the RBC Foundation, the Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee, the One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale, The Pottery Supply House, Tuckers Pottery Supplies Ltd., Lacy West Supplies. Ltd., as well as members and friends of the Mather, Copeland, Walker, Gregor, Yung, McPherson and Robertson families.

 

The Mending Lounge: May 7-8, 2016 

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The Mending Lounge featured nine local artists and designers reviving the art of mending through experimentation, innovation and signature styles over a weekend pop-up event at Craft Ontario. This public event took a participatory approach as it aimed to increase attention to a fading practice.

Mending was once a part of everyday life before unfettered economic growth moved the textile industry offshore and pushed prices down even as it has intensified abuse of labour and environmental degradation. The tragic irony is that while mending is fading from public consciousness in Canada and United States, many people overseas and out of site spend their days in deplorable conditions, sewing cheap, new clothing for the North American market.

 


Curated by Kathryn Walter of dittybag and Janna Heimstra of Craft Ontario, the artists were selected to reflect a range of approaches through poetics and politics, and inspire a celebratory spirit that will resonate with their audience as they revel in the act of making the old new again.

Featuring the work of:

                 
Grant Heaps
Philip Sparks
Sage Paul
Janet Morton
Arounna Khounnoraj
 
            
Tara Bursey
Jennifer Halchuk and
Richard Lyle (Mercy)
Dorie Millerson
Hazel Meyer
 
When Horses Walked on Water: March 10 - April 30, 2016

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A solo show of ceramic and mixed media work by Lisa Creskey. Exploring the potential of clay as a sculptural medium and as a painted surface, Creskey investigated concepts of land, landscape, and belonging. Through clay, her collected body of work focused on how social and cultural identities evolves with our sense of belonging to a landscape, and how we manufacture that belonging by transforming nature.

When Horses Walked on Water draws on historical and romantic imagery of Victorian-era Toronto in order to examine ideas of power in relation to culture and nature. By exploring personal connections as associated with the experience of place, Creskey allows individual experience and emotion to articulate the historical narrative at play in her work.

 

Reveal: January 14 – 30, 2016 

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Reveal included current work from the graduating class of the Craft and Design Furniture Program at Sheridan College. Featuring skillfully crafted furniture prototypes from sixteen emerging makers and designers, the exhibition highlighted the culmination of three years of dedicated study.

The selected work on display reflected an abridged exploration of Sheridan’s furniture studio. As a unique, inspired environment in which students build their technical skills and refine their design aesthetic, the studio essentially functions as a laboratory for experimentation. Participants in the program explore a variety of materials, processes and concepts; and under the guidance of skilled mentors, they develop their identities as independent makers.

Reveal explored a variety of approaches to furniture design, and invited celebration of the individual expressions of a group of makers ready to enter the wider craft and design community:

Josh Brolly
Jin Choi
Stephen Dalrymple
Josh Duerrstein
Emily Falconer
Reba Forbes
Rachel Fleming
Kyle Garland
Tim Graham
Shiran Guo
Jasmine Hogg
Melissa Knight
Brittany MacDougall
Maggie McCutcheon
Sean Patterson
Kane Thompson

Programmed as part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, and taking place as an IDS Cultural Partner event.

 

 

Flamenco - 3 piece wall installation
Kiln-cast and cold-worked glass based on motion Capture movement pathways
21cm x 40cm x 27cm; 28cm x 48cm x 31cm; 24cm x 33cm x 29cm; 2019

Flamenco - detail
Kiln-cast and cold-worked glass based on motion Capture movement pathways
21cm x 40cm x 27cm; 28cm x 48cm x 31cm; 24cm x 33cm x 29cm; 2019

Fouette
Kiln-cast and cold-worked glass based on motion Capture movement pathways; 25.5cm x 37cm x 28cm; 2019

Origin
Kiln-cast and cold-worked glass based on motion Capture movement pathways; 30.5cm x 41cm x 25.5cm; 2018

Nocturne
Kiln-cast and cold-worked glass based on motion Capture movement pathways; 28cm x 48.5cm x 33cm; 2019

Pirouette
Kiln-cast and cold-worked glass based on motion Capture movement pathways; 33cm x 27cm x 23cm; 2019

Spiral Waltz - Multipiece Wall Installation
Kiln-cast and cold-worked glass based on motion Capture movement pathways
Multiple (54) pieces sizes vary between 13cm x 11.5cm x 8cm and 10cm x 6.5cm x 4cm; 2019

Sinuous Synchronicity
Kiln-cast and cold-worked glass based on motion Capture movement pathways; 40 x 20.5 x 15; 2019

Pas De Trois
Kiln-cast and cold-worked glass based on motion Capture movement pathways; Approx 20cm x 18cm x 20cm each; 2018

Rose Adage
Kiln-cast and cold-worked glass based on motion Capture movement pathways; 24cm x 35.5cm x 27cm; 2019

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