Perhaps Hand: Stephanie Flowers, Kristine Mifsud, Sarah Sands Phillips, Kathryn Warner March 19 2015
Exhibition Dates: March 19 - 25
Opening Reception: Thursday, 19 March, 7:00-10:00pm
Subtle shifts come in new light; we move our figures as shadows make drawings by minute. Picking things up and putting them down again, selecting, placing—undoing ourselves. In objects we make our own bodies, reconciling the known and unknown. Witness to the liminal space that exists the moment before fingers choose, before they touch.
Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere) arranging
a window,into which people look (while
arranging and changing placing
carefully there a strange
thing and a known thing here) and
changing everything carefully
spring is like a perhaps
Hand in a window
and fro moving New and
people stare carefully
moving a perhaps
fraction of flower here placing
an inch of air there) and
without breaking anything.
Stephanie Flowers completed her BFA in Sculpture & Installation at OCAD University in 2013. She also completed a minor in Material Art and Design, where she specialized in Ceramics. Currently living and working in Toronto, her practice addresses the scientific body on display and its’ paradoxes. By translating their poetic and grotesque qualities into new forms that are uncanny yet familiar she hopes to create alternate ways of understanding.
Kristine Mifsud completed her BFA in Painting/Drawing at the University of Guelph. She has traveled extensively, having worked in Japan, Australia and Europe before returning to Toronto in 2009. Recently she continued her studies at OCADU while embarking on a dedicated practice involving painting, photography and sculpture.
Sarah Sands Phillips completed a BFAH at Queen's University, Kingston, majoring in studio art and art history. Working primarily in painting and printmaking, and peripherally in film, sculpture, and poetry, she investigates a variety of mediums and modes of image making as a deliberate strategy in understanding form.
Kathryn Warner's work is an investigation around the truth about mechanisms of making, ceaselessly visualizing the non-visual - pulling from obstacles of human perception, analyzing space and form. Exploring the analytic self and the human condition, Warner looks at artistic expression and how it is used as a mechanism to disorient reality, shift time, temporally range documentary platforms. She is currently finishing her final year at OCADU.