Collaboration of One is a group of works dealing with the isolation that accompanies interaction. Each piece examines and decustructs complex social happenings into their simplest form, thus articulating the bones of our language structure. Communication and the lack of it is perhaps the most overarching theme in the flaws of man, because of its ability to simultaneously create bridges and barriers using subtle inflections that are universal yet elusive. These inflections and connotations are the basis of the work, investigating another language we all speak but are often unaware of. By stripping interaction down to its core, it can be found that any and all facets of communication are omnipresent across everyone and everything.
Ariana Pickard is an artist currently practising in Toronto, ON. She is currently studying Contemporary Art at Etobicoke School of the Arts.
Fragility and deterioration are examined in this cross-section of work by Balzan, Kumagai, Soldovieri, and Soderholm. Visual communication of similar ideas bring cultural, personal, and subconscious perspectives to the act of expression. Within this exhibition, aesthetics are aligned to examine the way in which we communicate shared feelings. Methods of communication are contrasted to understand themselves in relationship to their opposites. This contrast contextualizes the artists’ respective understandings of fragility and deterioration within a greater shared reality that loss is difficult to quantify. Borrowing from a broad range of contemporary and traditional codices, all of these works communicate their instinctual meaning and form a pluralized existence which takes on a value autonomous from its individual parts.