Karyn Olivier: Eye Around Matter


Eye Around Matter is a public talk by Karyn Olivier

 
DateTuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:00pm to Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 2:00am

Cost

Free

Email

thirdspaceartprojects@gmail.com

Location

205 Richmond Street West, room 514

Eye Around Matter is a public talk by Karyn Olivier, presented by the Master's Program in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories & Third Space Art Project Curatorial Collective.

Karyn Olivier, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago, received her M.F.A. at Cranbrook Academy of Art and her B.A at Dartmouth College. Philadelphia-based artist Karyn’s practice has interrogated the ways in which we engage with public space. The artist presents viewers with different scenarios that lead us to reflect on the ways in which we move our bodies through environments and respond to different locations.

Through discrete placement, rearrangement, embellishment, and replication of everyday objects in various sites, Olivier tries to shift our experience of the familiar. She explains, “This manipulation reveals the malleable and unfixed nature of objects and spaces — forcing us to reconcile memory(ies) with the present moment, collapsing the past with the present. The hope is to create a sleight of eye, a slit into something else — a conflation suggesting a visual accord that’s not necessarily there.”

Her public talk will include a discussion of her current installation, FREE LIBRARY, a social sculpture project exploring the site of the community grocery store in Toronto as a site of cerebral space engaging cultural identity, nostalgia, Caribbean intellectualism and pedagogy.

DateTuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:00pm to Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 2:00am

Cost

Free

Email

thirdspaceartprojects@gmail.com

Website Location

205 Richmond Street West, room 514

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:00pm to Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 2:00am

Eye Around Matter is a public talk by Karyn Olivier, presented by the Master's Program in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories & Third Space Art Project Curatorial Collective.

Karyn Olivier, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago, received her M.F.A. at Cranbrook Academy of Art and her B.A at Dartmouth College. Philadelphia-based artist Karyn’s practice has interrogated the ways in which we engage with public space. The artist presents viewers with different scenarios that lead us to reflect on the ways in which we move our bodies through environments and respond to different locations.

Through discrete placement, rearrangement, embellishment, and replication of everyday objects in various sites, Olivier tries to shift our experience of the familiar. She explains, “This manipulation reveals the malleable and unfixed nature of objects and spaces — forcing us to reconcile memory(ies) with the present moment, collapsing the past with the present. The hope is to create a sleight of eye, a slit into something else — a conflation suggesting a visual accord that’s not necessarily there.”

Her public talk will include a discussion of her current installation, FREE LIBRARY, a social sculpture project exploring the site of the community grocery store in Toronto as a site of cerebral space engaging cultural identity, nostalgia, Caribbean intellectualism and pedagogy.

Venue & Address: 
205 Richmond Street West, room 514
Email: 
thirdspaceartprojects@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free
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