Fibre Studios Exhibition - Opening Reception


Sensorial Objects is an exhibition of work by Faculty from the OCAD University Fibre Studio

 
DateFriday, March 6, 2015 - 11:00pm to Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 2:00am

Location

Craft Ontario Gallery 990 Queen Street West Toronto, ON Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Artefacts carry the unique power of being repositories of sensory experience. Rather than just perceived visually, they engage a range of sensations, and invite intimate and affective interaction. As such, material objects broaden the aesthetic encounter, and open the door to investigations of sensuality, material, process, interactivity, and culture (Owen, 2011).

Sensory experience is a potent counterpoint to rampant hyperconsumption that characterizes present-day material culture. Sensorial objects request an attentive involvement from an audience, and encourage a reflective encounter. They shake us from the habitual impulse of insatiable consumption, and offer an experience of the world that is felt with the whole of the body (Pallasmaa, 2005). By experiencing an object through its tactile, olfactory, auditory, and/or visual properties, the work of the maker stands apart from that which is hastily produced, consumed and abandoned. Positioned as such, these objects draw attention to a renewed role for making, and hold clues to future pathways for human relationships with material culture.

Sensorial Objects is an exhibition of work by Faculty from the OCAD University Fibre Studios:

MONICA BODIRSKY
EVA ENNIST
ANA GALINDO
LYNNE HELLER
CHUNG IM KIM
RACHEL MACHENRY
DORIE MILLERSON
KATHLEEN MORRIS
MEGHAN PRICE
LAURIE WASSINK

Sensorial Objects is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council

DateFriday, March 6, 2015 - 11:00pm to Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 2:00am

Website Location

Craft Ontario Gallery 990 Queen Street West Toronto, ON Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Join us for a film screening of David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ (1999)
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 11:00pm to Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 2:00am

Artefacts carry the unique power of being repositories of sensory experience. Rather than just perceived visually, they engage a range of sensations, and invite intimate and affective interaction. As such, material objects broaden the aesthetic encounter, and open the door to investigations of sensuality, material, process, interactivity, and culture (Owen, 2011).

Sensory experience is a potent counterpoint to rampant hyperconsumption that characterizes present-day material culture. Sensorial objects request an attentive involvement from an audience, and encourage a reflective encounter. They shake us from the habitual impulse of insatiable consumption, and offer an experience of the world that is felt with the whole of the body (Pallasmaa, 2005). By experiencing an object through its tactile, olfactory, auditory, and/or visual properties, the work of the maker stands apart from that which is hastily produced, consumed and abandoned. Positioned as such, these objects draw attention to a renewed role for making, and hold clues to future pathways for human relationships with material culture.

Sensorial Objects is an exhibition of work by Faculty from the OCAD University Fibre Studios:

MONICA BODIRSKY
EVA ENNIST
ANA GALINDO
LYNNE HELLER
CHUNG IM KIM
RACHEL MACHENRY
DORIE MILLERSON
KATHLEEN MORRIS
MEGHAN PRICE
LAURIE WASSINK

Sensorial Objects is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council

Venue & Address: 
Craft Ontario Gallery 990 Queen Street West Toronto, ON Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
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