Tool-things : The Making of an Apprentice


An IAMD Thesis exhibition by MFA candidate Michael Simon.

Reception: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6-10PM

 
DateThursday, March 22, 2018 - 1:00pm to Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

Website

http://www.michaelmsimon.com/

Location

Ignite Gallery, 165 Augusta Ave, Toronto

Tool-things represents the beginning of an apprentice’s toolkit, one that can be read as evolving in parallel to the knowledge gained through its making. This work taps into the human connection to tools by focusing on some of the most familiar ones: the hammer, screwdriver, clamp, and handsaw. Most of these Tool-things have been meticulously crafted to be almost indistinguishable from the everyday objects they sit alongside, and both are seen in an unexpected light. Paused during a process of metamorphosis, somewhere between the familiar and alien, they encourage us to question what comes first: the knowledge, or the tool? Potentially sparking frustration in their apparent uselessness, Tool-things ask us to look a little longer–it could just be that we don't yet recognize their use.

“We shape our tools thereafter our tools shape us.” John M. Culkin



Tool-things
DateThursday, March 22, 2018 - 1:00pm to Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

Website

http://www.michaelmsimon.com/

Location

Ignite Gallery, 165 Augusta Ave, Toronto

Prefix ICA welcomes you to celebrate the holiday season and to take a peek at the work-in-progress of our first artists-in-residence: Aaron Jones, Cameron Lamothe, Joel Lee and Bidemi Oloyede. 
All students are invited by the OCAD Student Union to join in a Winter Wonderland evening to gather, exchange stories, food and music. 
An exhibition of recent graduates of OCAD University’s  Drawing and Painting Program.
Looking for some feedback on a project? Want an opnion before a critique? Come chat with our in-house artists and designers! 
Looking for some feedback on a project? Want an opnion before a critique? Come chat with our in-house artists and designers! 
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. Logo and banner by Jasmin Liu
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 1:00pm to Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

Tool-things represents the beginning of an apprentice’s toolkit, one that can be read as evolving in parallel to the knowledge gained through its making. This work taps into the human connection to tools by focusing on some of the most familiar ones: the hammer, screwdriver, clamp, and handsaw. Most of these Tool-things have been meticulously crafted to be almost indistinguishable from the everyday objects they sit alongside, and both are seen in an unexpected light. Paused during a process of metamorphosis, somewhere between the familiar and alien, they encourage us to question what comes first: the knowledge, or the tool? Potentially sparking frustration in their apparent uselessness, Tool-things ask us to look a little longer–it could just be that we don't yet recognize their use.

“We shape our tools thereafter our tools shape us.” John M. Culkin

Venue & Address: 
Ignite Gallery, 165 Augusta Ave, Toronto
Website: 
http://www.michaelmsimon.com/
Tool-things
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