Jaime Angelopoulos: Act Naturally

Jaime Angelopoulos, "Powers" (left) and "Hypnos" (right), both 2016, conté and paint pen on paper, 63.5 x 51 cm each. Private Collection, Toronto.  Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid
Jaime Angelopoulos: Act Naturally, installation view, MacLaren Art Centre, 2017. Photo: André Beneteau
Jaime Angelopoulos: Act Naturally, installation view, MacLaren Art Centre, 2017. Photo: André Beneteau
Jaime Angelopoulos: Act Naturally, installation view, MacLaren Art Centre, 2017. Photo: André Beneteau
Jaime Angelopoulos: Act Naturally, installation view, MacLaren Art Centre, 2017. Photo: André Beneteau
Jaime Angelopoulos, Rise Up, 2015, plaster, steel, paint, 259 x 124 x 122 cm.  Photo: André Beneteau
June 30, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Jaime Angelopoulos
Act Naturally 
June 30 to October 22, 2017, The Carnegie Room
June 30 to October 1, 2017, The Massie Family Sculpture Courtyard
Curator: Renée van der Avoird
Reception: Thursday, July 6, 7 to 9 pm

Act Naturally is a survey exhibition of drawings produced over the past six years paired with a major outdoor sculpture by Toronto artist Jaime Angelopoulos. Foregrounding the evolution of her linear style and the affective power of her work, these abstractions are diverse yet linked by spirited colour, buoyant line and hard-won compositional balance. Rise Up, an eight-foot plaster sculpture in the courtyard, relates to the drawings formally and conceptually: it hints at transmutation while reverberating a sense of humanity. In the sculpture and the drawings, allusions to bodies, behaviours and states of consciousness are slowly revealed, while striking combinations of line and colour illustrate a profound empathy that is the very core of the artist’s work.

Jaime Angelopoulos received her MFA from York University (2010), BFA from NSCAD (2005) and also studied at Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas, TX (2006-07). She was awarded the Hazelton Sculpture Prize in 2013 and has participated in artist residencies at KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre (Finland) and the Banff Centre (Alberta). Her works are held in numerous corporate, institutional and private collections throughout Canada and the United States.

For the exhibition essay, see the attached document below.