Skew-Whiff exhibition

Skew-Whiff exhibition

Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario
January 18 – June 2, 2019
Emma Aurelia, Shelbey Dodds, Amy Duval, Avis Yu Han Ho, Brianna Gluszak, Jared Last
Curator: Emma Piirtoniemi

skew-whiff adjective [ after verb ] uk ​ /ˌskjuːˈwɪf/ us ​ /ˌskjuːˈwɪf/ UK informal. sloping instead of straight, or wrongly positioned: You've got your hat on skew-whiff. Bending, twisting and curving. -Cambridge Dictionary

The term skew-whiff refers to the notion of things being off balance; a lighthearted description of the dishevelment that invariably comes with much of life. As a premise for making and exhibiting art, skewed perspectives and unconventionality in regard to concept, material, or process, present a stimulating platform for exploration. With this in mind, the participating artists, all Artists-in Residence at Harbourfront Centre’s Craft and Design Studio, experimented with their respective artistic vocabularies to produce new modes and methods of making. The resulting works reflect their questioning, research, and insightful observations as they investigated ideas such as purpose (or lack thereof), perception, distortion, patterns, and relationships. The works deliver perceptive, playful metaphors and meditations on contemporary, mashed-up, skew-whiff culture.

Shelbey Dodds
Utility Posts # 1–15
Powdercoated brass, steel, flock
2019
Image: Brian Medina

 Shelbey Dodds  Three-Phase  Powdercoated brass, sterling silver, flock, steel  Single-Phase  Powdercoated brass, steel  It’s a Phase  Powdercoated brass, pigmented hydrostone, flock, steel 2019  Image: Brian Medina

Shelbey Dodds
Three-Phase
Powdercoated brass, sterling silver, flock, steel
Single-Phase
Powdercoated brass, steel
It’s a Phase
Powdercoated brass, pigmented hydrostone, flock, steel
2019

Image: Brian Medina

 Brianna Gluszak  It Takes Two  Blown and cold-worked glass 2019  Image: Brian Medina

Brianna Gluszak
It Takes Two
Blown and cold-worked glass
2019

Image: Brian Medina


 Amy Duval  Paradox: Draft/Burst  Ceramic, unfired slip, paint 2019  Image: Brian Medina

Amy Duval
Paradox: Draft/Burst
Ceramic, unfired slip, paint
2019

Image: Brian Medina

 Jared Last  Coruscant Vessels  Glass 2018  Image: Brian Medina

Jared Last
Coruscant Vessels
Glass
2018

Image: Brian Medina

 Emma Aurelia  Move With  Cotton and beeswax 2018  Image: Brian Medina

Emma Aurelia
Move With
Cotton and beeswax
2018

Image: Brian Medina

 Avis Yu Han Ho and Emma Aurelia  Warp/Weft  Emma Aurelia, warp: cotton thread Avis Ho, weft: wool, polyester, cotton, printed on silk organza Photograph on textile by: Michael Tuciap 2019  Image: Brian Medina

Avis Yu Han Ho and Emma Aurelia
Warp/Weft
Emma Aurelia, warp: cotton thread
Avis Ho, weft: wool, polyester, cotton, printed on silk organza
Photograph on textile by: Michael Tuciap
2019

Image: Brian Medina