IN VITRO-MATERIAL REFLECTION
The series consists of cast glass replicas of closed plastic bags that are apparently full. The bags appear liquid, yet they are solid. We can peer in the translucent bag and clearly acknowledge that there is nothing inside yet the bulging outer shape of the bags suggests otherwise.
With the black one, it is all about the skin of the glass which creates myriad shapes reminiscent of wrinkles, fat and the skin of the human body. It is as though the surface of the object could be read, creating multiple obscure narratives. The skin of glass, just as human skin, can at the same time reveal and hide part of the story that it is attempting to tell.
From August 19 to October 29 2017, One of my pieces will be exhibited along the work of 70 craft artists.
The work exhibited at the the Art Gallery of Burlington is exploring three themes: Identity, sustainability and materiality.
My work explores materiality as it was the main focus of my PhD research.
For those of you really interested, there is also a symposium which looks very promising.
For further details: Art Gallery of Burlington
Can Craft? Craft Can!
August 19 to October 29, 2017
The Art Gallery of Burlington, in collaboration with Craft Ontario, is proud to present the first Canadian Craft Biennial from August 19, 2017 – October 29, 2017. The launch of this inaugural event during Canada’s 150th anniversary will serve as a spotlight to celebrate and educate on the importance of contemporary craft throughout Canada’s diverse history and future. Under the theme Can Craft? Craft Can! the Biennial will explore What and who is ‘Canadian Craft’? and analyze ideas regarding the agency of craft.
For information on partnerships and sponsorship: Denis Longchamps at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905.632.7796 x: 303
Biennial Opening Celebrations
Friday, September 15, 2017
Lee-Chin Family Gallery, Art Gallery of Burlington
Friday, September 15 (Holiday Inn, Burlington) & Saturday, September 16 (OCAD University, Toronto)
Eleven sessions covering a variety of themes and approaches will be presented by forty-four scholars and makers from around the world.Exhibitions
National Craft Exhibition: Can Craft? Craft Can!
August 19-October 29, 2017
Bringing together seventy makers from across Canada, Can Craft? Craft Can! will present works in glass, ceramics, wood, metal and fibre that address three sub-themes exploring ideas of Identity, Sustainability and Materiality.
Craft Ontario Provincial Exhibition: Nothing is Newer than Tradition
August 19-October 29, 2017
Craft Ontario’s Nothing is Newer than Tradition will present the work of emerging Ontario makers that reflect a dedicated engagement with specialized skills and materials. The exhibition will explore how craft materials, tools and processes are creatively reiterated through the hands of a new generation of makers.
AGB Provincial Exhibition – Setting Ontario’s Table: Once Upon a Time
August 19-December 31, 2017
Drawing from the Art Gallery of Burlington’s Permanent Collection of Contemporary Canadian Ceramics, Once Upon a Time will present a special exhibition exploring functional ware from Ontario ceramists. Each artist selected will be represented through both a piece from their early years, juxtaposed against a recent work to explore the progression in their practice.
International Ceramic Exhibition – Anton Reijnders
September 9-October 29, 2017
Dutch ceramist Anton Reijnders will present his new work in a solo exhibition. Anton Reijnders graduated at the Fine Art Academy in Hertogenbosh in 1981. He participated in exhibitions throughout the world and contributed to conferences and symposia and has given lectures in Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA. He has contributed to the creation of what in 1991 was to become the European Ceramic Work Center (EKWC)—Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. As head of studios and workshops of the EKWC Reijnders was involved in dialogue with artists from all over the world. He was the driving force behind setting up the material research program and is the author of the book The Ceramic Process jointly with the EKWC published by A&C Black in London, and Pennsylvania Press in the USA. He has been three times visiting professor in the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.
The Canadian Sesquicentennial Quilt
In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, professional and amateur makers are invited to submit a quilted square to be included in the Canadian Sesquicentennial Quilt that shares their ideas and memories about their region, and of what it means to be Canadian. Submissions are being sought from across Canada until April 30, 2017.
Citizens of Craft
If you respect the original, the personal, the authentic – you are a citizen! Tag, post or plaster your support any way you wish. Just spread the word. #CitizensOfCraft