Studio Sixty Six

Exhibitions

Present

UNHOLY OBJECTS | November 10 - December 31 2016

Lea Hamilton, Kelsey McGruer, Susan Roston, Allyson Rousseau, Kathryn Shriver, William Staubi

VERNISSAGE: Thursday, November 10, 6-9PM

The objet d’art has often been approached with reverence and veneration in the art world, both physically and conceptually, as something precious and fragile. In Studio Sixty Six’s final show of 2016, emerging local artists Lea Hamilton, Kelsey McGruer, Susan Roston, Allyson Rousseau, Kathryn Shriver and William Staubi play with this sacred notion of the art object, presenting their Unholy Objects.

Lea Hamilton’s metalwork, created by purposefully corroding copper, results in destructed yet beautiful double-sided works, actively challenging the perception of preciousness. Kelsey McGruer explores the sanctity of the body with her sculptures inspired by female anatomy, represented both in objects and photographs. The eye-catching ceramics of Susan Roston explore both the beauty and predatory nature of oceanic wildlife, creating fragile yet strong works, her largest to date. Handwoven textiles from fibre artist Allyson Rousseau, while delicate by nature of their composition, play with the textures and traditions of tapestry, resulting in a clean, contemporary aesthetic. Kathryn Shriver's mixed media beaded works are simultaneously delicate and durable, malleable and static--accurately reflecting her interdisciplinary approach. William Staubi explores the very notion of holy objects with his intricate satirical and comedic assemblages, addressing the function of religion in society and the role of art in personal expression.

Unholy Objects offers three-dimensional work of varying inspiration, sizes, and composition - the perfect addition to your holiday wish list or gift for a loved one’s home or office.

Curatorial text by Rose Ekins

Kelsey McGruer, Mother

Upcoming

KANATA 150? | January 12 - February 18 2017

Past

ERUPT | October 5 - November 5 2016
NATALIE BRUVELS | Lovers' Imbroglio | SEPTEMER 8 - OCTOBER 1 2016
these may (not) be places | JUNE 30 - AUGUST 27
ALANA LATINCIC | the game doesn't start until you say YES | JUNE 2 - JUNE 25 2016
GABRIELA AVILA-YIPTONG | IN THE BEGINNING | APR. 14 - MAY 21 2016
PAMELA LESZCZYNSKI | Compound | March 26 - 27
SHELBY DAWN SMITH | DIFFERENT EVERY TIME | MAR. 11 - APR. 9 2016
AMANDA BOULOS | SPLIT SPIT MOUND | JAN. 30 - MAR. 05
STÉPHANIE ST-JEAN AUBRE | un-sold | JAN. 2016
OTTAWA RIVERKEEPER HOLIDAY GIFT FUNDRAISER 2015
SUSAN ROSTON | ACTINIARIA | NOV. 26 - DEC. 20
GUILLERMO TREJO | IT IS ABOUT PLANTS, MODERNISM, AND OTHER THINGS
LAURA DEMERS | UNKNOWN DESTINATIONS | OCT. 8 - OCT. 25
APPROACHING FORM | Abstract Painting: Preview
L. KOLTUN | DISTRACTION | AUG. 6 - AUG. 17
JORDAN CLAYTON | A DIALOGUE WITH TAXONOMY | JULY 16 - AUG. 2
ANNA J. EYLER, NICOLAS LAPOINTE | BETWEEN DIFFÉRANCE, AND NOW
GRAPHIS
CORPOREAL | SABRINA CHAMBERLAND
DISSONANCE
UNDER $500 HOLIDAY SHOW & FUNDRAISER
SURFACING II
PUSH: THE NEW PRINTMAKERS
THE NEW PHOTOGRAPHERS
A YEAR IN REFLECTION