EXHIBITION: LOOK Out at Harbourfront Centre (January 28th-April 15th, 2012; Reception: January 27th, 6-10pm)
Janet Macpherson, Censure. Photo courtesy of Harbourfront Centre.
There are a whole new crop of wonderful looking exhibitions opening at Harbourfront Centre tomorrow night. Among them is LOOK Out, which will feature the work of current Harbourfront Craft Department Artists-In-Residence. Take a look at Harbourfront’s website under current visual arts programs for a sneak peak at some of the seriously dynamic work that will be in the show. I’m particularly excited to check out the work of some of the newcomers to the A-I-R program!
Lizz Aston, Jesse Bromm, George Cho, Clayton Haigh, Jen Kneulman, Grace Eun Mi Lee, Shuyu Lu, Janet Macpherson, Meredith Robb
Curated by Melanie Egan and Patrick Macaulay
An exhibition by nine artists positioned on the vanguard of contemporary craft practice.
To “look out” could be a command to get out of the way or it could describe a vantage point to see a long distance. This is an apt title to describe the exhibition of these nine artists. The work is both aggressively big and bold and the thinking and making behind it is pioneering and forwardly looking.
The creative process is reciprocal, part introversion and extrospection. Artists look within for meaning and without for inspiration. From their perspective, new directions, modes of thinking and approaches to making are constantly being explored. Although the works in LOOK out do not strictly adhere to specific readings, they were perceived through a literal or abstract lens juxtaposing ideas about process, materials, value and scale.
What happens when we take the time to look? What resonates within us? So many things are not what they seem and a mere glance is just not enough.
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