To Retrieve a Possible Heirloom : Kristi Chen

To Retrieve a Possible Heirloom
Kristi Chen
Mar 18-27th

Abbozzo Gallery
401 Richmond St W, Suite 128
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 5pm
abbozzogallery.com

An heirloom, a memento to keep a legacy alive. Past down from generation to generation through words and objects, these are the gestures that provide us archives to carry knowledge. Nevertheless, the system of capitalism, mass – industrialization, colonialism, hierarchal structures and technological advancement has disrupt many individuals abilities to pass down certain legacies. A product of my ancestors, this has left me to wonder how does one retrieve the loss of inter-generational knowledge and create a possible heirloom.

 

 

I’m sick of talking weather, : Gina D’Aloisio

I’m sick of talking weather,
Gina D’Aloisio
March 4 – 13, 2021

Beaver Hall Gallery
29 McCaul St
Thursday–Saturday, 11am–5 pm
beaverhallgallery.ca

It has been clear to scientists for many years now that climate change poses a serious and existential threat to humankind. So why has there been no drastic measures taken to prevent this issue? I’m sick of talking weather, seeks to answer this question by investigating the strategies used by systems of power to mislead, and pacify the public, while questioning how this cause and effect leads to a cycle of disfunction which damages our environment. To explore these themes, I use everyday objects connected to both weather and climate, in conjunction with the body, replicated in silicone. By using irony to destabilize these objects and tropes, I destabilize my audience encouraging them to question their environments.

around the corner : Julien Woolley-Fisher

around the corner
Julien Woolley-Fisher
March 4 – 13, 2021

Abbozzo Gallery
401 Richmond St W, Suite 128
Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–5 pm
abbozzogallery.com