Michelle Cieloszczyk: hairline fracture

Michelle Cieloszczyk, Ground Troops (2021), Plastic, paint. Photo by: Laura Findlay.

Michelle Cieloszczyk: hairline fracture

June 11 – 25, 2022
Opening Reception: June 10, 7-9 PM

hairline fracture is a solo exhibition by Michelle Cieloszczyk of sculptures created between 2019 and 2022. Through a process of mould-making and casting of certain articles which comprise police uniforms – hats, badges, and vests – Cieloszczyk’s body of work examines the politics of policing and the increasing militarization of police forces over the decades. Using corrosive and fallible materials such as rust-infused plaster, crumbling concrete, and soft silicone, Cieloszczyk’s artworks reflect upon a growing dissonance between the perceived and real functions of law enforcement as police budgets expand evermore, even in the face of broad public outcry to the contrary. With police often seen enacting violence on the front lines of upheavals arising from social inequality, Cieloszczyk considers their role in upholding the destructive nature of late capitalism, colonialism, and white supremacy in the interests of corporations and the ruling classes.

Artist bio:
Michelle Cieloszczyk is a Toronto-based visual artist. She holds a BFA in Sculpture/Installation from OCAD University. She has been awarded the Haydn Davies Memorial Award, Best of 3D Works Award and the Most Innovative Use of Material Award at TOAF. She won the 2017 First Capital Realty Sculpture Competition; her public sculpture, CAN, was commissioned for 85 Hanna Avenue in Toronto. Michelle received grants from TAC, OAC, and CCA in 2021. Michelle has exhibited at the plumb, Propeller Gallery, Elora Sculpture Project, Nuit Blanche TO, London Culture Days, Long Winter, Yorkville Village Arts Festival, Red Head Gallery, and Main Street Gallery.

@voidflux
www.michellecieloszczyk.com

About Good Sport:
Good Sport is a member-driven gallery and studio space that exists for the development and exhibition of emerging artists. The gallery is open Saturdays 12 – 4 pm or by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, contact: illbeagoodsport@gmail.com

Accessibility:
Good Sport is located on the second floor of the building and unfortunately is only accessible via a staircase. Good Sport recognizes and regrets this barrier to accessibility.

Good Sport Gallery
402.5 Richmond Street, Upper left
London, ON, N6A 3C7

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