Perspective of three: HenryCM

April 1-10, 2021                                                                                                                   Abbozzo Gallery
401 Richmond St W, Suite 128
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 5pm
abbozzogallery.com

 

The Conditioned Human: Samatha Hurst, Hayley Myatt, Robert Gordon Ridgway, and Zoë Santo

April 1-10, 2021                                                                                                                    Beaver Hall Gallery
29 McCaul St.
Thursday – Saturday, 11am – 5pm
www.beaverhallgallery.ca

The Conditioned Human uses the body as material and metaphor to explore human relationships to self and others; mental health and addiction; and societal and political responsibilities.

Samantha Hurst:

Hayley Myatt:

Robert Gordon Ridgway:

Zoë Santo:

BEING IN THE WORLD : Janeen Gilbert, Velta Vikmanis, Nabeela Malik and an online participation by Andrea Veintimilla

BEING IN THE WORLD is connecting with nature, with land, with others, and with our past. It is acknowledging who came before us with gratitude and respect. Being in the world is connecting to our senses and our surroundings. It is being able to feel the sublime and the uncanny in relation to place.

Being in the world is a commitment to actively engage with everything and a desire to connect with other individuals. Being in the world encourages viewers to reflect on their presence and spiritual experience of being in the world. Through creative environments that explore living and nourishing ourselves as souls that have bodies rather than bodies that have souls. Being in the world is being present, reflective, authentic, aware, and empathetic. All of this is BEING IN THE WORLD.

Janeen Gilbert:

Velta Vikmanis:

Nabeela Malik: 

Andrea Veintimilla: 

With Templo de Reflejo, I want to spatially represent land, the sacred, and the cultural ancestry of the Ilaló Mountain. My work is a public art proposal for the Ilaló Mountain called Templo de Reflejo. It is a space to contemplate land, connect with the sacred, and ancestral culture. The space connects the viewer with nature and incites feelings of belonging and care.

https://beingintheworld.format.com/templo-de-reflejo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZVMPOGiKYQ&t=4s

To Retrieve a Possible Heirloom : Kristi Chen

To Retrieve a Possible Heirloom
Kristi Chen
Mar 18-27th
https://chen-kristi.format.com/

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

An heirloom, a memento to keep a legacy alive. Passed 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 disrupted many individuals’ abilities to pass down certain legacies. A product of my ancestors, this has left me to wonder how one retrieves 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