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The Gilded Age by Carrie Chisholm


The Gilded Age by Carrie Chisholm
10-03-2022 10:00 am - 10-15-2022 3:00 pm
Pierre Léon Gallery Free

Event Description


Carrie Chisholm (AOCAD, MFA) built her mixed media art practice on reinterpreting designer product photography in both 2D (drawing/painting/collage) and 3D (sculpture, installation) formats. Her work is a playful exploration of the tension between desire and fulfillment through transformed depictions of luxurious and opulent products which she knows to be personally unattainable. This exhibition was created at a time when modern societies appear to be questioning whether we are in fact entering a post-pandemic ‘golden age’ or if we are simply inhabiting a period that has the outward appearance of one but is actually a parody. Each piece is composed of ornamental objects that have been removed from their original source material, deconstructed and reconfigured to create a version that is at times uncanny and/or inauthentic. Carrie is particularly fascinated with the optical effects and illusions generated by the elements of line, colour, and light such as ornamentation, pattern, transparency, shadow-casting and reflection. 


Guest artist: Edmund Law 


Some promises never had a chance

Born in 1972 in Kitchener, Ontario, edmund law graduated with distinction from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1998. During 1996-97, he studied at the off-campus studio in Florence, Italy. In 1999, he along with 6 friends co-founded AWOL Gallery and Studios, an artist collective that operated for 15yrs. Working mainly in situation specific sculpture, his work has been shown locally and internationally. He currently lives and works in Toronto. Law’s heads are sculpted individually to give them unique “personalities". The bases are usually made of wood and are stand-ins for a body, with added flourishes that emphasize each character’s contribution to a larger narrative. Barbie-doll in scale, the small heads draw the viewer in. What appears cute from a distance often embodies a pathetic, melancholic, desperate or suggestive scenario up close. 



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  • Doors will be closed 10 minutes after the beginning of the event.
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  • Entrance and exit on Lowther Avenue (Theatre door).

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Event Date 10-03-2022 10:00 am
Individual Price Free
Location Pierre Léon Gallery
Categories Exhibitions

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