QUINN BUCKLER EXHIBITS AS PART OF THE SCIN 2019 THESIS EXHIBITIONS 'FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY'

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Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 6:00pm

We live among the sponges and chemical soups. 
We are made of membranes and fluids. 
Transparency and smoothness reassure us. 
What do toxic substances have in common with substances that expel toxins? 

We are the permeability of our bodies. 
We detox and re-tox and we’ve all had chicken pox. 
We are complicated by invisible forces: 
contamination, disease, illness, the promise of health, 
and the environmental realities of industrial capitalism. 

FOR THE LIVER, SKIN, KIDNEYS, COUNTER-TOPS, GLASS, METAL, BLOOD, AND HARDWOOD FLOORS explores the surfaces, behaviours, aesthetics, and promises of ‘purity’- especially as it moves through the body. 

Quinn Buckler is a Toronto based multi-disciplinary artist. She is currently completing a BFA in Sculpture/Installation at OCAD U. This exhibition presents the body of work she has been building for her final thesis. 

Thursday March 7 – Saturday March 16, 2019 Opening Thursday March 7, 6 – 8 pm

Abbozzo Gallery (401 Richmond Street West, Suite 128)

THIS EXHIBITION IS PART OF THE 2019 SCULPTURE/INSTALLATION THESIS EXHIBITIONS SERIES

OCAD University's Sculpture/Installation Program— in collaboration with Abbozzo Gallery, Beaver Hall Gallery, Gallery 1313 and Lonsdale Gallery— is pleased to announce the 2019 Sculpture/Installation Thesis Exhibitions series titled For External Use Only, taking place from February 28 to April 13, 2019. This series of seven exhibitions will feature the multi-media artworks of 4th-year students in professional Toronto galleries. It has been made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation Program and the Faculty of Art Innovation Fund.

Venue & Address: 
Abbozzo Gallery (401 Richmond Street West, Suite 128) Toronto, ON
Website: 
https://webspace.ocad.ca/forexternaluseonly/
https://abbozzogallery.com/
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Interiority: The first of the SCIN 2019 Thesis Exhibitions 'For External Use Only'

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Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 2:00pm to Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 5:00pm

February 28 – March 9, 2019

Opening: Saturday,  March 2nd, 2– 5 pm

A special presentation highlighting five graduating students from OCAD University’s Sculpture/Installation Program, part of the 2019 Series: For External Use Only 

Junaid Noorah, Cheryll-Ann Yelovich, Samuel Joseph McGuire, Andrew Atkin, Morris Wazney

February 28 – March 9, 2019

Join us for the Opening Reception: Saturday, March 2, 2 – 5pm

Five emerging artists seek to visualize seemingly hidden internal subjectivities through artistic explorations of memory, man-made objects, language, and representation. IN·TE·RI·OR·I·TY questions how conscious or unconscious experiences can be expressed through careful consideration and study of every day objects and phenomena.

Junaid Noorah and Andrew Atkins’ sculptures examine utilitarian objects and their relationships to the body and the culture we live in. Noora combines sculpture and furniture design, inserting surrealist figurative elements into his handcrafted wood objects. He deliberately anthropomorphizes functional objects, imbuing them with a life-like quality, inviting viewers to imagine the ‘private lives’ of these non-human entities. Atkins’ stoneware ceramics explore the evolution of man-made objects and their relation to community. Atkins crafts replicas of disposable food containers, employing ancient coiled pottery techniques. Food containers are presented on ‘vertical farms’, containing living organic specimens. The artist invites the viewer to ruminate on the meaning and lifespan of these objects and their relevance to current and future generations.

Cheryll-Ann Yelovich and Jess Morris Wazney explore memory through direct and indirect references to the body. Yelovich life-sized bronze cast shadow, displayed alongside photographs, examines how personal narratives and memory are tied to particular sites. The artist interviewed subjects, asking them to share formative moments in their lives; then photographs their shadows in the sites where these events occurred. Wazney’s anatomical sculptures and white monochrome embroidered canvases focus on the simultaneous absence and presence of the human body. A section of vertebras, cast from CT scans of the artist’s spine after an accident, float, suspended between two plinths via magnetic levitation. In her embroidered canvases, Wazney crafts intricate patterns sourced from natural and architectural forms, references the body through the stark deliberate absence of figurative elements.

Sam McGuire’s large-scale drawings on seemingly endless scrolls form abstract geometric patterns from complex networks of triangles. McGuire uses triangles as an indexical language, similar to binary code. The artist challenges himself when creating his contemplative works by adhering to one rule: “no two triangles can intersect to form a square”. The symbol of the triangle in the Eucleidean alphabet commonly indicates ‘difference’ or ‘change’. McGuire’s work highlights the dissonance between expression, intention, and interpretation.

THIS EXHIBITION IS PART OF THE 2019 SCULPTURE/INSTALLATION THESIS EXHIBITIONS SERIES

OCAD University's Sculpture/Installation Program— in collaboration with Abbozzo Gallery, Beaver Hall Gallery, Gallery 1313 and Lonsdale Gallery— is pleased to announce the 2019 Sculpture/Installation Thesis Exhibitions series titled For External Use Only, taking place from February 28 to April 13, 2019. This series of seven exhibitions will feature the multi-media artworks of 4th-year students in professional Toronto galleries. It has been made possible by the generous support of the Nora Vaughan Bequest to the Sculpture/Installation Program and the Faculty of Art Innovation Fund.

Venue & Address: 
LONSDALE GALLERY 410 Spadina Road Toronto, ON
Website: 
lonsdalegallery.com
https://webspace.ocad.ca/forexternaluseonly/
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