Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Last chance to see STUDIOUS @ Harbourfront Centre!

Hello all, I am just posting to let you know if you haven't seen it yet, this is the last week to check out my new installation in the exhibition Studious at Harbourfront Centre. The show runs until Sunday, April 6th 2014. There will also be an unofficial closing party at Harbourfront on Saturday as we celebrate the opening of the all-new fully renovated and integrated Craft & Design Studio!!! You can read more about the new Studio expansion and the all-new Design Residency Here. The ceremony will take place from 5-7pm followed by a Dance Party at Lakeside Terrace!!! Hope to see you there!

Lizz Aston, Marianne Burlew, Jae Hyun George Cho, Jay Joo, K. Claire MacDonald, Amanda McCavour, Rachael Wong, Patrycja Zwierzynska

Curated by Melanie Egan and Patrick Macaulay

To describe someone as studious brings to mind qualities of diligence, attentiveness and quiet perseverance. This undoubtedly describes the artists in the exhibition but also playfully draws attention to time spent working in various studios and how that environment influences their work and process.
These artists are steeped in knowledge gained from exhaustive material study and imbued with the confidence and flexibility to subvert and abstract what they have learned. Guided, but not blindly lead by rich histories and time honoured techniques, they create fresh and insightful works.
For forty years this in-depth exploration of craft and design has been a core principle of Harbourfront Centre’s Craft & Design studios. This exhibition celebrates the considerable influence it has had on the careers of emerging artists, designers and craftspeople.
– Melanie Egan, Head, Craft & Design, and Patrick Macaulay, Director, Visual Arts, Harbourfront Centre