Thursday, April 11, 2019

The View From Here at Harbourfront

A sparse visual art exhibition is in Toronto's Harbourfront Centre titled The View From Here curated by Melanie Egan and on from March 9 till June 2, 2019. The most striking part of the works is the caribou antlers (Re-Dress) hanging from one wall by artist Sage Paul.
Some of the pieces look like they belong in a slow jewelry store and some would be perfect if they were housed in giant snowglobes. It is an interesting collection of completely different items so it starts to make sense that the show is based on the idea of an anti-souvenir shop. From Harbourfront's website; "one in which artists are motivated to act upon, react to or declare what they deem significant and worthwhile through the media of ceramics, jewellery, painting, furniture, and sculpture. How their ideas are defined and represented largely depends on their view from here. “Here” is a relative term; it may be a physical or psychological space, a continuum or a moment in time. Views can be deeply personal, introspective, or borne out of discrete experiences and research; and some may symbolize larger collective meaning, shaped by notions of community."
Denise Smith ceramic series On the Trail

I don't know if I would make a special trip into see the work, but if you are in the area - hey, why not.

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