Lydia Santia | Kate Carder-Thompson

Lydia Santia

August 9 – September 7, 2019
Closing reception: Friday, September 6th, 5:00-7:00p.m.


Lydia Santia, Installation view of Fixture and other objects, 2019, spray paint, MDF, miscellanea. Courtesy of the artist.

Lydia Santia’s Inventory bridges the gap between artistic and consumer collecting. The gallery is revealed as a storage space where objects are stripped of function, aestheticized, and placed in suspended animation until further notice.

An inventory is a collection of items, goods, and contents. Inventory sheds light on the human relationship with objects and the categorization of objects as inactive clutter.

About the artist:
Based in London, Ontario, Santia holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from McMaster University, and is currently a Masters of Fine Art candidate in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University. Inventory is her thesis exhibition.

Kate Carder-Thompson

August 9 – September 7, 2019
Closing reception: Friday, September 6th, 5-7p.m.


Kate Carder-Thompson, Spanning (detail), 2019, wool and found rug hooking. Courtesy of the artist.

In Carder-Thompson’s Spanning, traditional spinning wheels are modified as aides to facilitate spiritual communication. These altered technologies harness the potential to narrow the gap that separates the past from the future in an effort to speak across the veil.

Spanning provides access to persons long dead and those yet to be born, who are listening while we work.

About the artist:
Kate Carder-Thompson, based in Kitchener, Ontario, holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Concordia University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. She is currently a Masters of Fine Art candidate at Western University. Spanning is her thesis exhibition.

Graduate student exhibitions at McIntosh Gallery are presented in memory of King’s College alumnus Gregory Franklin Child through the generous support of Western University Arts and Humanities alumni Paula Case Child and Timothy Child.

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