PROJECTS, COLLABORATIONS AND SERVICES

This website SITE is intended to offer an ever evolving insight into my practice: both as an artist and a worker. I am using the categories of Projects, Services and Collaborations to provide multiple entry points into my work. Ideally visitors will be able to make links between each of these sections, as an important aspect of my artistic production is recognizing the ways in which all of my labour (artistic and otherwise) overlap in ideas and ideals.

Projects:
I am not restricted by medium, instead my works take on the forms required to best represent the ideas and concepts considered by each project. In many of my works I bring everyday items into the rarefied space of the gallery, and it might not always be clear what constitutes the work. My practice produces a minimal amount of waste.

Services:
I take on many different roles and positions in order to make it possible for me to make my work and my life sustainable. Gig work, such as cooking and preparing crew lunches, providing education workships, djing parties, working as a house painter or as a barista in a coffee shop, allows me time and flexibility to make work as an artist.

Collaborations:
As I am not tied to any specific medium I often work with others to produce aspects of my work. This assistance is integral in helping me to realize my vision into material. With such a focus on labour in my work, it is important that these workers are paid fair labour costs when helping to produce work.

It Is Neither Guided, Nor It Is A Tour

2014

Art Gallery Of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

It Is Neither Guided, Nor It Is A Tour

Responding to ideas outlined in Art As Therapy (a series of interventions organized by philosopher Alain de Botton and art historian John Armstrong), a group of AGO Gallery Guides will transform visitors’ major Gallery experience. The group of disguised guides will engage in semi-scripted dialogues with unsuspecting observers, shedding light on our relationship to cultural institutions and exposing the level of engagement we are willing to invest with works of art.

The Guides will discuss the very few Women’s work on the first floor’s permanent collection.

 

 

Credits and Thank You's:

Thanks to AGO First Thursday programmers and staff: Sean O'Neil, Melissa Smith (Gallery Guide Programme Coordinator) and Guides: Antonia Krajina, Adam Pham, Karen Chen, Amanda Riccio, Maya Kotlarenko.