Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:15am to Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 5:00pm
“Certain forms found in natural world fascinates me a great deal as they exemplify the fundamental rules of pattern making in design and reveal the structural secrets through their architecture. This essential understanding stimulates my imagination towards building a complex undulating surface with both regular and irregular modules. The role of mathematical thinking in my work is as inevitable as that of nature itself. Ideally, I would like to portray a coherent philosophy rooted in both nature and science, yet I would contrarily also like to shake up their logic in the hope that my work might transcend my current knowledge. Or perhaps be allowed to become more spontaneous and less predictable.
At the same time, in my mind, the modules represent certain growths or changes brought about through passage of time. I imagine them symbolizing the fragments of memories that we experience through our conscious journeys. Through them I want to explore the chaotic order resulting from many small pieces containing image fragments. In this work, skeleton, I would like to see each of the parts as an independent soul presenting unique power and energy that then together become an entity as cells to a body. I hope to evoke the birthing tension when all are gathered.” - Chung-Im Kim
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 5:00pm
The textiles in ‘Wild Teachings’ invite the viewer to walk through my neighbourhood and further afield. They reference—both literally and metaphorically—a deeply felt affinity for the “more than human world” (Abram 2017) and a sense of reciprocity with the living landscape. The leaves and branches of Linden, Salix, and Smoke pay direct homage to their source, embedding the parts of the plant in the woven textile. Others are interpretive works, designed to translate the natural world in which I am immersed into the language of thread. As both objects of reverence and records of contemplation, these textiles mark my affiliation to the living earth through which I define myself.
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 6:00pm
For furniture makers, it is not always the object alone that is pursued. As students at OCAD University, we are encouraged to look beyond the final object, to explore and to develop our thinking around the context. The role of furniture as a medium for personal expression, as a reflection of social and cultural norms, and as an influence upon human behaviour becomes the focal point. This exhibition presents original furniture pieces that take these broader discussions into consideration. Growth requires exploration, the goal is to plant the seeds of passion rather than ego.
This annual exhibition of furniture created by the students of OCAD University is now in its eighth year and has become a valued tradition within the school’s design department.