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An Observable Collapse Towards Another curated by Rowan Lynch

Benjamin de Boer, Andrew Hoekstra, Sara Kay Maston, Cadence Planthara

September 7, 2018 - October 13, 2018

Essay by Rowan Lynch

September 7-October 13, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 7-11 pm

An Observable Collapse Towards Another offers representation of the natural world through artworks that aim to render visible that which humans cannot, or do not usually perceive. The painting, ceramic, and object based works demonstrate an ecological concern investigating topics ranging from the inhuman perspective of echolocation, biological contamination, flora as metaphor for explorations of identity, and an invocation of Toronto’s waterways through the folk practice of dowsing. The works inevitably call to mind the searing reality of anthropogenic climate change, but reject individualistic nihilism as response, instead favoring narratives of social, interrelating existence.

This exhibition was created during Xpace’s summer residency for recent OCAD University graduates.

Documentation by Polina Teif

Image credit: Sara Kay Maston, Eyes That See in the Dark