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Sirkku Ketola: A Body Called Paula
Open Studio Gallery
February 16 – March 18, 2017
Opening Reception and Performance: Thursday, February 16, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Artist/Audience Conversation Drop-in: Wednesday, March 1, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Closing Reception and Performance: Saturday, March 18, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Sirkku Ketola, A Body Called Paula (work in progress), 2016, performance and screenprint on paper, installation and print dimension variable. Photo by Caron M.

The artist will perform in the gallery at 1:00 PM on the following dates: February 17-18, 21-24 and March 2, 4, 7 and 9.

Sirkku Ketola (b. 1973 in Turku, Finland) works and lives in Finland and stays regularly in Belgium. The northern silence and the urban streets of Europe feed her mind. Her exhibitions have passed through international borders in a variety of galleries and museums.

In the project A Body Called Paula, a performance surrounding a long lasting, manual work of screenprinting unites hands and technology. Physicality feeds thinking and the mind understands the material. This sensual machine produces overwhelming handmade ornamental ribbons as the side products of thinking. They are meant to lure to wa(wo)nder. MORE

Showing Concurrently

Astrid Ho, Construct #1, 2016, monotype on paper, 1/1, 9.75” x 7.5”.

Astrid Ho: Points of Abstraction
George Gilmour Members’ Gallery

Astrid Ho is a Toronto-based, Hong Kong-born artist with a BFA from OCAD University. She co-founded Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (1996), sits on the board of CPAMO, and is a staff and artist member of Open Studio.

This exhibition of new work by Astrid Ho explores images of various architectural interiors and exteriors in abstract compositions. The subjects of her work are based on personal photos taken on her phone as a passive visitor to various locations. She sees formalist and abstract compositions in the everyday. MORE

Christine Koch, On the Glacier (study), 2017, monotype on paper, 1/1, 9” x 11”.

Christine Koch: New Work
Print Sales Gallery

Christine Koch is a printmaker and painter based in Newfoundland and Labrador. Her practice balances between her working studios (in downtown St. John’s and in Woody Point) and a variety of field-based residencies that have taken her to remote environments in Canada’s North: the Yukon, Nunavut, and northern Labrador. For the past decade her work has drawn from the geological and glacial histories of these arctic landscapes.

Much of Koch’s work draws from science and natural history, specifically geology, geomorphology (particularly as relating to glaciers), and astronomy. Rocks, mountains, ice (glaciers and icebergs), and the cosmos are the constants of her imagery. MORE

Irina Schestakowich
Varied Editions: Open Studio Members’ Online Gallery

An initiative of Open Studio’s Membership Committee, this online art gallery showcases the work of Open Studio members on a rotating basis. MORE

Open Studio gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country; the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario; the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council; and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario. Open Studio also acknowledges the generous support of its members and numerous foundations, corporations and individuals.

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