Visual Arts Program
 


Friday, January 13, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Marla Hlady

Exhibition Opening and Artist's Talk

Marla Hlady - Exhibition Opening and Artist's Talk
Marla Hlady - Exhibition Opening and Artist's Talk

Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 8-11pm
Artist's Talks in the Cinema at 8:00 p.m.

For the past twenty years, objects and sound have played an ongoing and intimate part in the practice of Toronto artist Marla Hlady. Often, a rigorous and seemingly solid sculptural form has been injected with an element of seemingly spontaneous action—which generates its own sound score—as well as pre-recorded sound elements introduced innocuously into fabricated objects. There has often been a duality between the desire to contain and shape sound and motion and the impulse to let it find its own self-actualizing space. Read More ...

 
 
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Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.