In a major, new mixed media installation complemented by a series of recent paintings, Toronto artist Nicole Collins delves into the emotional territory of loss as she explores the human struggle between grief and acceptance, gravity and grace.
Developed for the Koffler Gallery, Furthest Boundless is inspired by two concepts of Ancient Greek philosophy: Aphelion – the point on the orbit of a celestial body that is furthest from the sun – and Apeiron – the boundless, the origin for all that is. At the centre of the installation, a monumental deconstructed painting built out of woven and knotted nets of materials, pigments and wax faces a delicate video that responds with ephemeral movement to its static presence. The immersive environment is completed by an atmospheric sound piece based on traditional shape-note singing.
Through painting, video and sound, Furthest Boundless articulates a personal response to a universal experience, reflecting a collective search for meaning in loss.
January 18 to March 18, 2018
Curator: Mona Filip
WINTER OPENING RECEPTION:
Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 6–9 PM | FREE
ASLO OPENING JANUARY 18, 6–9 PM at Artscape Youngplace:
L'ESPRIT DE L'ESCALIER
A new audio installation by CCC and commissioned by Koffler.Digital, located in the North and South stairwells of Artscape Youngplace. Details:
REGULAR GALLERY HOURS:
Tuesday–Friday 12–6 PM | Saturday & Sunday, 11 AM–5 PM
Closed Mondays & Statutory Holidays
Admission is FREE.
Full details: kofflerarts.org/
Image: Nicole Collins, Apeiron (detail, work in progress), 2017. Photo courtesy of the artist.