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Current Issue: SUMMER 2017

CODES + SYMBOLS

STEPHANIE YEE

URSULA JOHNSON

JORDAN BENNETT

Open Studio artist-in-residence

Open Studio artist-in-residence

Beth Frey is a Montreal-based artist working in drawing, sculpture, installation and performance. Using humour and pathos, Frey examines the boundaries and ruptures of the body as sites of growth and creativity vis-a-vis the boundaries and ruptures intrinsic to the art objects she creates.

 

Open Studio artist-in-residence

Open Studio artist-in-residence

Born in Ontario, Canada, D’Andrea grew up in the small town of Sharon. In this semi-rural community the legacy of the 1970s – long hair, big cars, loud stereo systems and hard rock on vinyl – still had influence. Sound had weight and dimension; D’Andrea has strong memories of lying on the floor listening to Deep Purple records, feeling the bass in his body and imagining different worlds. As a first generation Canadian, D’Andrea grew up with a father who found for himself what it meant to be Canadian in a big backyard, a canoe, camping trips, rock bands and beer. Since relocating to Hamilton, D’Andrea finds a version of this hard-rocking, working-class Canadiana is a prominent part of the city’s cultural identity which has influenced his work along with the city’s history of manufacturing and its strong DIY and salvaging culture.

Marco D’Andrea, DREAMCAR (Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight), installation,2014