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Exhibition - Nicole Clouston: "Propects and Perils"

Oct 8, 2012 to Oct 19, 2012

Fourth-year student Nicole Clouston’s Prospects and Perils is an exhibition of sculptural works dealing with society’s current and future relationship to technology and how it alters our understanding of mortality.

AK-47, and two works-in-progress, Gun and Grenade, are realistic sculptures fabricated from steel and fixed using a tap and die system. The artist’s intent is to make weapons feel dangerous again and to highlight the power dynamic that surrounds them.

Taking inspiration from Greek mythology, Clouston’s Chimera sculpture is a creature with the head of a lion, the hind legs of a goat and a snake tail. This term is also used to describe genetically engineered creatures and diseases. The work explores the threats of genetic engineering as the three materials Clouston uses for the lion’s head, goat legs and snake tail are all breaking down and destroying one another.

Nicole Clouston
Untitled (deer bones)
Aluminum cast from wood carving (2011)

In contrast, her works Feathers and Untitled (deer bones) use organic shapes that contrast with the mechanical nature of the rest of the works in the exhibit, bringing up questions of how technology can define our relationship to nature.

 

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10:30am -4:00pm

Admission is free. All welcome. 


Location:Gales Gallery, Accolade West Building, York University
Sponsor:Department of Visual Art & Art History, Faculty of Fine Arts
Posted by:Frances Tee
Web Sitehttp://www.yorku.ca/finearts/visa/events
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