Do a Kickflip!

A group art show celebrating the talents of artists and artisans. Prerequisite for participation: Do a Kickflip.

Featuring works by:

Way Bad

Pigeonboy

Christian Stearry

Kattybagslayer

Juan Freire

Jesse Dewar

Steven Hall


HOMUNCLUS, or the planets seen through my childhood window

May 1-16, 2019

OPENING: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 6-9PM

ART TALK: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 7PM

"As a child, I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew older. I spent countless hours alone on my bed using my viewmaster to explore the universe, imagining that one day I would see the planets with my own eyes. Recently, I found himself sleeping in that same bed. Once the feelings of nostalgia faded, thoughts entered my mind about failing to become who I thought I would be as an adult.

HOMUNCULUS, or the planets seen through my childhood window is an installation of photo-based work that draws upon these feelings of unfulfillment and vulnerability, crafting a narrative that allows the viewer to visit seven fictive planets through stereoscopic viewmasters. The figures on each planet are variations on the artist's body after being 3D-scanned and 3D-printed. In addition to interpreting alchemical notions of the early planets, the figures also reference compositions and themes found in Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, which features a boy exploring the universe to understand what coming-of-age means.

Just as a child would, I use my imagination to confront, categorize, and conquer troubling aspects of my reality. My body and art art are vessels to visualize his fictions."

Neeko


HEX

May 18 - June 2

Opening Saturday, May 25, 12-4pm

In the series "HEX", artist Moira Ness seeks out bold, single coloured buildings to photograph around the GTHA. She then samples the colour in Photoshop, revealing the associated hexadecimal colour code and its name. The applied name brings an unseen and unintentional personal meaning to the photo as the audience tries to relate the title to the subject.

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