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Opening soon at Loop Gallery:

Elizabeth D’Agostino: Other Collisions
Jenn Law: Still

November 10 – December 2, 2018
Opening Reception November 10, 2-5 PM

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Elizabeth D’Agostino, Going to Ground

Elizabeth D’Agostino
Other Collisions

Other Collisions, Elizabeth D’Agostino’s latest exhibition at Loop Gallery, examines the precarious balance of habitat loss and human interconnection.

During the summer of 2017, D’Agostino with her family ventured on a road trip to Sointula, BC, a small coastal fishing village on Malcolm Island accessible only by ferry. While in Sointula she took part in the Sointula Art Shed Residency, gathering research material and producing a number of drawings and collages of local flora and fauna. Through the exploration of the management of living systems in nature and their interactions with humans, this body of work illustrates animal nature and the complexities of the changing landscape, emphasizing how various paths have been interrupted.

Other Collisions is a series of multi-layered etchings, digital prints and sculptures on Gampi tissue, a resilient Japanese paper. The use of Gampi tissue provides a surface that is both visceral and transformative, and transfers the etched line sinuously through both the transparent and translucent layers.

Each image oscillates between the real and fabricated, creating new arrangements influenced by their formal characteristics and habitats. This body of work employs strategies related to biodiversity and references images from plants, animals and microorganisms that inhabit the Canadian landscape.

Fictitious environments and constructed stories merge these elements, creating a dialogue between the natural and human-made world. When installed, the prints and print-based objects produce a catalogue of re-purposed environments and fictional categories of nature within a narrative.

About the Artist

Elizabeth D’Agostino holds a BFA from the University of Windsor and a MFA from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and internationally including Iziko: Museum of Cape Town, South Africa, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, and The Print Center, Philadelphia. In addition, D'Agostino's prints can also be found in many private and public collections including the University of Changchun Jilin, China; Anchor Graphics at Columbia College Chicago, Illinois, Department of Foreign Affairs Canada, and Ernst and Young, Canada.

Elizabeth D’Agostino lives and works in Toronto and is a member of Open Studio Fine Art Printmaking Centre and Loop Gallery.

Elizabeth D’Agostino would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.


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Jenn Law, image from Still, 2018.

Jenn Law
Still

Jenn Law’s latest exhibition, Still, builds a biographical narrative through the social life of heirlooms. The work is inspired, in part, by the writing of Gustave Flaubert and his realist approach to constructing narrative worlds through detailed descriptions of discrete objects in domestic spaces.

Hand-lithographed on tissue-thin paper, Law’s heirlooms recall Flaubert’s own poetic inventory—the parrot, for example; an iconic mascot of language and mimicry. Transparently layered, each storied artifact serves as an ethereal portrait of a personal heirloom in the artist’s own collection, collectively called upon for the tenuous access they grant their possessor to past lives, real and imagined.

Presented in the form of an artist’s book, the work is designed to evolve, the signatures left unbound so that new object-pages may be added to the collection and potentially rearranged by the reader. Accompanying the book, the heirlooms simultaneously appear as individual works of printed ephemera, ghosted objects intended to be gifted or folded away in books or drawers, distributed into the world beyond the confines of the original collection.

Approached as a deconstructed vanitas arrangement, each “still” ultimately references the capacity and futility of objects to create meaning, as well as their elusive promise to extend the collector’s life through their individual heirloom trajectories.

About the Artist

Jenn Law is an artist, writer, and researcher living in Toronto. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK, a BA in Anthropology from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, and a BFA from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Law has exhibited internationally and is the co-editor, with Tara Cooper, of Printopolis (2016). In 2017, she co-founded Arts + Letters Press with Penelope Stewart, with whom she co-edits the journal art + reading.


Loop Gallery
1273 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1X8
Gallery Hours: Wed-Thu 12-5PM, Fri-Sat 12-6 PM, and Sun, 1-4PM.

Artist is in attendance on Sundays and for the reception.

The gallery is partially accessible – the front entrance is level, but doors are not automatic. Individuals with mobility issues may have difficulty using the bathroom.

For questions or more information, please contact:

Tim Welsh, Gallery Manager
(416) 516-2581
info@loopgallery.ca
loopgallery.ca

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Loop Members
John Abrams . Mark Adair . Elizabeth Babyn . Gareth Bate . Yael Brotman . Kelly Cade . J. Lynn Campbell . Tara Cooper . Tanya Cunnington . Elizabeth D’Agostino . Carolyn Dinsmore . Sheryl Dudley . Andrew Duff . Martha Eleen . Adrian Fish . Maria Gabankova . Candida Girling . Sandra Gregson . Libby Hague . Linda Heffernan . David Holt . John Ide . Eunha Kim . Sung Ja Kim . kipjones . Jenn Law . Jane LowBeer . Mary Catherine Newcomb . Thelma Rosner . Ava Roth . Rochelle Rubinstein . Richard Sewell . Lanny Shereck . P. Roch Smith . Sandra Smirle . Kim Stanford . Adrienne Trent . Marian Wihak . Mindy Yan Miller

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