WHERE:Â Â Â Steam Whistle Brewing
The Roundhouse, 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto M5V 3M9,
WHEN:Â Â Â Â Â This exhibition is running until Thursday March 31.
Free to the public
Abstraction has been the topic of heated debate since the early 1900s. As a means of representation, abstraction has been rigorously discussed and dissected by both the general public and the art community. I once heard a Professor at OCAD University says that â€œartists are like beacons of lightâ€”drawing light to issues that would otherwise be unseen and unheard if they werenâ€™t there". Considering this truth, I was reminded of Â the words of Â SoÃ«tsu Anagi in The Unknown Cratfsman, where he tells us that â€œto see is to go directly to the coreâ€. The aims of abstraction in part are to depict â€˜that coreâ€™ in driving us the viewer past the things that would keep us from seeing it otherwise. As conveyed in Art in Theory: An Anthology of Changing Ideas, â€˜The history of paintingÂ is a history of seeingâ€™. Here, current students and graduates of OCAD University are exploring the essentials of abstraction in Abstract Implications .
A featured artist in the group exhibition, Erin Loree has been known for taking an uncanny route in representing Â the essentials in abstraction. Much like a well-written poem where the authorâ€™s linguistic are beautifully synthesized together, forming a timeless poem, Iâ€™ve often if not always found Erin Loreeâ€™s works a beautiful fusing of both the uncanny and mundane. Her work in Abstract Implications again does not fall short of her reputation as a daring artist.
Give it a go!