Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Stephanie Cormier- The Showoff Collection: July 2007

Stephanie Cormier

The Showoff Collection- July 2007

December 1-31, 2007.
She Said Boom! Window Space

372 College Street


From Artists Statement:
“This installation is a development of the Dressguts series that involved aspects of community intervention and documentation. In this project 40 used dresses were purchased from thrift stores across Toronto, each dress was then altered with a short, inspirational embroidered quote placed discreetly in seams or linings. This process was documented and the dresses were returned to the same stores of purchase.

“While I had the dresses I used them as sculptural material to assemble and reassemble the forms in the Dressguts series. Since this project I have continued to create occasional compositions from my personal wardrobe. While periodically documenting my wardrobe I am also observing the way in which art making can affect my acts of consumerism and everyday choices.

“In The Showoff Collection – July 2007 I am playing with bringing a 3 dimensional aspect into the work. The process starts with 3 dimensional forms which are composed in a 2 dimensional plane. Here I am taking this 2 dimensional composition and reconstructing it into new 3 dimensional forms.”

Stephanie Cormier lives in Toronto, Ontario. Her practice is conceptually based and includes photography, video and sculpture installation. Stephanie studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design where she completed her BFA. Her work has been exhibited across Canada as well as internationally and has earned several national awards and grants. Most recently Stephanie’s work was featured in Carte Blanche: Photography 1, a publication of Canadian photographers and also Mix Magazine.

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She Said Boom! Window Space