Events Calendar

MFA Thesis Exhibitions: Joy Wong | Sharmistha Kar

Date:
Friday, September 7, 2018
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:
McIntosh Gallery (MG)
Cost:
Free
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skim
Joy Wong
August 10 – September 8, 2018
Closing Reception: Friday September 7, 5-7pm

Joy Wong’s skim considers the dirt surrounding us, the inbetweenness of skin, boundaries, and thresholds, and what it means to have and be a body. To skim is to discard "impurities", to take the top off, to reveal below.

Consisting of plastics, latex, and refuse, Wong’s works are explorations in materiality and corporeal ambiguity. Deteriorating surfaces recall literature on the abject and grotesque, while in the pleating, folding, and delicate netting a tender mediation on beauty emerges.

About the artist:
Based in Toronto, Ontario, Wong holds a BFA from York University, and is currently an MFA candidate in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University. Wong was recently named as a finalist in the 2018 RBC Painting Competition. skim is her MFA thesis exhibition.

Next to a River – Embroidery as Map and Shelter
Sharmistha Kar
August 10 – September 8, 2018
Closing Reception: Friday September 7, 5-7pm

Sharmistha Kar’s Next to a River – Embroidery as Map and Shelter is a meditation on ideas of belonging, migration and identity. Featuring textile works adorned with hand embroidery, Kar’s practice forges connections between traditional craft and regional and personal histories.

Exploring notions of temporary presence, these intricate and layered surfaces form tactile maps, embroidered landscapes, and tented shelters, which act as records of migration and experience.

About the artist:
From Kolkata, India, Kar holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Hyderabad, and is currently an MFA candidate in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University. Next to a River – Embroidery as Map and Shelter is her thesis exhibition.

Images: Joy Wong, Sore, Sorry (detail), 2017, oil, acrylic on latex house paint. Approx. 88.9 x 71.1 cm. Courtesy of the artist. Sharmistha Kar, who walks always beside you (detail), 2017, hand embroidery on fabric, 190 x 135 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

For more information contact Abby Vincent, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, avince5@uwo.ca, 519 661-2111 ext. 87576

Free admission to all exhibitions
Monday to Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 12 PM - 4 PM

McIntosh Gallery
1151 Richmond Street N.,
London, ON,
N6A 3K7

Host:
McIntosh Gallery
Contact:
Abby Vincent - Communications & Outreach Coordinator
avince5@uwo.ca
5196612111 ex.87576
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