SculptureNOW brings together early and mid-career Canadian artists representing a range of approaches to the expanded field of sculpture. Organized in tag-team panels with a keynote speaker, this three-day symposium will explore sculptural and installation-based practices by comparing and contrasting various methodologies and approaches to subject matter: from representational to readymade, material to conceptual.
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Lois Andison’s sculpture and installation investigates the intersection of technology, nature and the body. Using movement to initiate an exchange with the viewer, Andison’s work poetically explores social and technological concerns through the construction of the hybrid art object. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections including the National Gallery of Canada, BMO and the Donovan Collection. She is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo and lives in Toronto. Lois Andison is represented by Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto and Art Mûr, Montréal.
Michel de Broin’s work ranges from assemblage to video and photography. His multifaceted production deals with energy flows and entropic devolution. Most of his works are retooled everyday appliances, found objects that disclose an ironic re-utilization of the mechanic universe as well as tropes of Conceptual Art and Minimalism to open hypothetical possibilities. His work crafts unforeseen relationships between waste, productivity, risk and consumption. Michel De Broin is represented by Division Gallery, Toronto and he currently lives in New York City.
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