Melanie Colosimo / Structure and Jordan Schwab / built to spec
September 13th to October 19th, 2013
Images from the exhibition can be seen here.
Jordan Schwab, originally from Prince George, BC, holds a BFA from Thompson Rivers University (2005), and received his MFA from the University of Saskatchewan (2009). His work has been exhibited in group and solo shows across the country, and through a previous career in commercial and industrial construction, his interests in constructed environments have invariably melded with real life experience . He currently lives and works in Saskatoon, SK as an instructor, program coordinator, gallery preparer, independent contractor and artist.
The exhibit built to spec portrays different understandings of scale. Scale is the perceived size relationship of one object to another, but it also can represent levels of accomplishment. The work questions how we relate to the greater world around us, but also attempts to represent what can be achieved when someone pushes themselves, or a group, to think big and work together.
Melanie Colosimo is an interdisciplinary artist based out of Halifax, NS. Her work employs drawings, miniatures & stop-motion video to negotiate the space around construction & creation and themes of nostalgia & dislocation. She received a BFA from Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB and an MFA from the University of Windsor, in Windsor, ON. Her work has been exhibited and screened in galleries and festivals across Canada such as the Art Gallery of Windsor, the Atlantic Film Festival, Struts Gallery and most recently Eastern Edge Gallery. Currently she is the Exhibitions Coordinator at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University.
Through a series of drawings and miniatures that reference scaffolding, Structure addresses the way in which we value or undervalue space, structures and processes. Colosimo will be using the concept of scaffolding to explore the intersections between construction and home.