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Current Issue: SUMMER 2017

CODES + SYMBOLS

STEPHANIE YEE

URSULA JOHNSON

JORDAN BENNETT

A HOUSE OF ANOTHER COLOUR

A HOUSE OF ANOTHER COLOUR

Opening Reception- May 12th, 2017, 5:00-7:30 pm

A House of Another Colour is a series spanning across Pittman’s painting and drawing practices. In this series, she collects snippets of residential, commercial, and industrial architecture imagery, splices them together on a canvas, collage and is even painting directly onto the gallery wall, and douses them in a bright, domestic colour palette. Pittman explores the effect of colour and abstraction on architectural forms, especially their potential to create strange, yet nostalgic and desirable spaces that are emotionally evocative instead of functional.

http://easternedge.ca/emily-pittman-a-house-of-another-colour/

LAST IS FIRST

LAST IS FIRST

Opening Reception, May 12th, 5-7:30 pm

The collaborative Toronto duo outline their approach to fusing art, design and craft through multimedia installations.

Last is First explores the hierarchy of artistic disciplines by focusing on the relationships between depictions of objects in paintings and photographs and the physical objects themselves. The ”props“ (a fruit bowl, a rug, a vessel, fabric) typically used in the creation of “higher art“ can be forms of high art in their own right. The work points to the cyclical nature of artistic endeavour as styles influence each other within different disciplines (contemporary art, fashion, and design) and as ideas recycle through history. By playing with the different roles and experiences of a creator, it explores the tension between being both artist and artisan, professional and amateur – a theme continued from Naomi and Heather‘s first collaborative work, Wardens Abroad, which was exhibited in Berlin (2012) and later remounted as part of the exhibition.

http://easternedge.ca/heather-goodchild-naomi-yasui-last-is-first/