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.