Wanted to plug my friend Kim's upcoming show at Gallery 1313 here. I wrote an exhibition text for the window box component of her show, that will be available on G1313's website after the show opens. Congrats, Kim!
May 15th - 26th 2013
Reception: Thursday May 16th, 7-10pm
Gallery 1313 is pleased to present a new installation exhibition by member Kim Stanford entitled Dirty.
Stanford's inspiration for this series of works developed through her frustration with picking up others' dirty socks multiple times a day, and continues her investigation into how a monumental repetition of tiny mundane moments informs relations with self and others. Through material exploration and repetition, Stanford mutates a small familiar object - used socks - into larger, absurd work that both attracts and repels, and opens a conversation about the universal dialectic between the taken-for-granted and a search for meaning.
Stanford studied visual art at the Toronto School of Art (TSA) and OCADU, as well as critical social theory in her graduate degree at the University of Toronto. This installation is generously supported by a Toronto Arts Council emerging artist grant. Writings by Stephanie D'Amico and Tara Bursey accompany the exhibit.
Advance press: http://tinyurl.com/c53qkzr and http://tinyurl.com/cgxzg89
For more information, visit: www.kimstanford.com