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

Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association  
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Join us for a free party to celebrate the opening of the newest exhibition at Onsite Gallery, Diagrams of Power.
Diagrams of Power showcases art and design works using data, diagrams, maps and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities.
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Refiguring Worlds featuring the work of Sarah Davidson, Brendan George Ko (OCAD U Photography alum), Ginette Legaré (OCAD U Professor), Maryse Larivière and Ed Pien 
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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