Thursday, October 23, 2014

Studio Process: Coalesce, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Coalesce is a site-specific installation that I made for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche which happened this past October 4th in Toronto. Looking at lace as a metaphor for interconnectivity, this large-scale installation transformed recycled materials sourced from H&M’s Garment Collecting initiative and turned them into a monumental cascade of lace - in the storefront window of H&M at Queen and Spadina. 

Through this installation, I wanted to re-imagine the value potential of common discard materials while thinking about sustainable practices and the global exchange that is embedded within the garments we wear.

Here are the process shots in my studio from initial planning, sorting through the garments and constructing each piece of the three-story installation by hand!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Coalesce @ Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

I can't believe it's only a week away and I haven't blogged about it yet! This time next week, I will be installing a three-story installation entitled Coalesce in the store-front window of H&M @ Queen and Spadina for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche! I will share some pics of my process soon, but in the meantime, here is an invite I made for the show!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

"Don't Touch" - Exhibition Photos

I just wanted to say a big thank you to all who came out to the opening of our exhibition "Don't Touch" at Red Head Gallery. It was really lovely to have the opportunity to sit the gallery during the exhibition and to spend some time at 401 Richmond. If you didn't get a chance to check it out, here are some pics from each of our collaborations with Marianne Burlew, encased in plastic. Hope you enjoy!

painting by Amanda Boulos, plastic by Marianne Burlew

Paper Muffin Cup Grouping by Lizz Aston, plastic by Marianne Burlew

Sculptural studies by Amanda McCavour

Little monsters by Grace Eun Mi Lee

Paper Bark Grouping by Lizz Aston

Plastic embroidery by Anouk Desloges

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Opening: Don't Touch @ Red Head Gallery

Don't Touch

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12-5 pm
August 12 - 23, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 14th, 6-9 pm
The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present Don't Touch, an exhibition by guest artist Marianne Burlew.
Don’t Touch is a series of collaborations between Marianne Burlew and twelve other artists whose work inspires a physical response. Each artist has contributed one or more pieces to be encapsulated in air and plastic by Burlew, with the intent of taking into consideration the affect of denied or limited interaction with each artwork.
By allotting each art piece it’s own plastic environment, viewers will only be allowed a specific distance from each work. By enforcing this distance, the tension between both the private space and emotional intimacy each work demands is brought into focus. This speaks to a collective frustration with the gallery space as  one that alienates the physical desires of the viewer and ultimately rejects the body as a valid method of cognition. 

in collaboration with: