Reception: RMG Fridays, October 7, 7-10pm
Artist Talk: October 16, 1-3pm
Workshops: October 23 and 30. 1-3pm
This is an exhibition of textile-based sculpture and wall works informed by contemporary collage and traditional textile practices. The work is constructed using found objects, manufactured articles, and recycled domestic materials.
An exploration of material form, through texture, surface, shape and colour, creates optical effects, layer and depth. The voluptuousness of the materials generates transient figurative qualities that take inspiration from such artists as Eva Hesse, Louise Bourgeois, Cy Twombly and Richard Tuttle, who are intellectually motivated, but materially driven.
The intention of the work is to be juvenile, feral, instinctive, loose, playful and humourous.
Emily Smit-Dicks lives and works in Toronto as an artist and costumer. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 2011, majoring in Visual Studies and Philosophy. She recently did illustrations for the book, The Unexpected, published by Swimmer’s Group. Emily has exhibited her work at various institutions such as G Gallery, Birch Contemporary, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Gallery Stratford, Cambridge Galleries, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.