Featuring work by Gabrielle Balzan, Violet Kumagai, Luca Soldovieri, and Calla Soderholm
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.
The gallery is open from 12-5pm, Saturdays and Sundays.
Unfortunately, the space is not wheelchair accessible.
We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we are situated is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, Métis Nation, and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. This territory is also covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. Today, the meeting place of Toronto (from the Haudenosaunee word Tkaronto) is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory.