Joseph Muscat

Interface Two

November 19 - 30, 2014

Opening Reception: Thursday November 20, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

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The human brain has created and shaped the ubiquitous information technology after its own image. But more importantly, I often wonder how the so-called smart advances in computer hardware and software are reconfiguring and rewiring our human brain?

This interconnection between cerebral activity and electronic processing has been an interest of mine for some time and is whimsically explored in this second series of work titled Interface Two.

Brain cells and microchips are symbolically and imaginatively represented through suggestive images and abstract markings often found in my visual repertoire.

Colours, shapes and textures crisscross and intersect in complex compositional mazes across canvas and tar paper collages, all painted in acrylic. The duality of black and white and colour, stenciled and painted images of the work reflect this paradoxical synergy.

Frances Patella

Hot Properties

November 19 - 30, 2014

Opening Reception: Thursday November 20, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

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Frances Patella’s Hot Properties series investigates time, transience and transformation. Patella’s photo based mixed media work incorporates a temporal aspect to the representation of the landscape with photographic mosaics of the rare Oak Savannahs under controlled burn events. The urban nature of the Golden Horseshoe has squeezed these rare landscapes into specially designated areas, including High Park in Toronto. Prescribed burns encourage these endangered ecosystems, which are transformed into ephemeral places by fire and smoke. Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.



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