one man’s junk
July 7 to October 16, 2016
Massie Family Sculpture Courtyard
Curator: Emily McKibbon
Reception: Thursday, July 7, 7 to 9 pm
one man’s junk is a series of hand-carved limestone sculptures modelled after computer monitors artist Laura Moore found abandoned in front yards and alleyways throughout Toronto. The works are presented piled on a custom wooden base, recalling both the museum plinth and the recycling pallet. Moore chooses to work with traditional materials to document contemporary subjects, noting that stone is the material of “the monuments that tell our history.” At a 1:1 scale to their subjects, these intimate pieces remind us of our comfortable but transient relationship with technology. Presented in the garden courtyard, the sculptures pose as stealth future relics of the contemporary past.
Laura Moore is an emerging multidisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture. Moore received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and her MFA from York University. She has shown her work internationally, most recently at Sculpture by the Sea in Aarhus, Denmark; the Indianapolis Art Centre; the Cotton Factory, Hamilton, Ontario; and the Art Gallery of Windsor. Moore resides in Toronto, where she is represented by Zalucky Contemporary.
This exhibition is accompanied by an online publication featuring an essay by Toronto-based writer Adam Lauder. To view the essay, see the attached document ,below.