Supercell: video still, 2013 Outliers: video still, 2013
Don't miss the Q & A with both artists, moderated by loop Gallery director, Stephanie D'Amico, THIS SATURDAY November 2nd @ 2pm!
Thurs, October 31, 12-5pm.
Fri, November 1, 12-5pm.
Sat, November 2, 12-5pm, Q&A at 2pm.
Sun, November 3, 1-4pm.
Supercell addresses the current condition and impact of severe weather occurring each spring in North America. Research included two storm-chasing expeditions, May 2012 and June 2013. Focusing on the great plains of the United States, the expedition covered more than 6000 kilometers in search of supercells. Part of Cooper’s on-going series entitled “Weather Girl”, Supercell combines scientific fact and data with the visual poetics of a storm cloud.
Supercell led Cooper to a residency with the Wassaic Project in New York, August 2013. It also received financial support through the Lois Claxton Humanities and Social Sciences Award. Cooper completed her MFA at Cornell University, specializing in the disciplines of print, short film and installation. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo.
In the exhibition entitled Outliers by Suzanne Nacha an unusual narrative unfolds at the fringes of abandoned territories. Anthropomorphism of industrial structures and colour-filled abstracted passages are filtered through the medium of stop-motion animation in the show’s central video work. In this odd and unsettled narrative - we look on as machine-like assemblages endlessly grind away in an otherwise desolate landscape.
Suzanne Nacha is a visual artist working in painting, sculpture, video and installation. Through the systematic abstraction and anthropomorphism of industrial and natural landscapes, she seeks to make iconic images that act as mirrors to human experience. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, she holds undergraduate degrees in both Geology and Fine Art from McMaster University and the University of Guelph respectively, as well as an MFA from York University in Toronto.
Supercell and Outliers close this Sunday, November 3rd.