When:
September 16, 2019 @ 12:00 am
2019-09-16T00:00:00-04:00
2019-09-16T00:15:00-04:00
Where:
The Gales Gallery, Main Lobby, Accolade West Building, York University
89 York Blvd. Toronto
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Department of Visual Art & Art History
416-736-5187
'Access Denied' by Daniela Miranda 2018 4’ x 5’ (48” x 60”) Oil, duct tape and masking tape on canvas
‘Access Denied’ by Daniela Miranda 2018 4’ x 5’ (48” x 60”) Oil, duct tape and masking tape on canvas

“[Un]natural Spaces” features painted works by Daniela Miranda and Adriana Monteleone. Both artists focus on the dissonance they feel within man- made spaces, although in different ways.

Miranda’s work focuses on the artificiality that has tainted natural spaces, so much that “wild” nature, no longer exists, and her work seeks to portray the longing for more natural spaces. The use of fluorescent duct tape and masking tape for the man-made elements within the oil paintings highlights the fake nature of the natural spaces being exhibited, and the amount of control that society seems to have in their depiction and experience.

Monteleone’s acrylic paintings portray the claustrophobia felt by someone who experiences modern society, which, despite its urban charm, can easily become a threatening environment when one is faced with being one of the many people that inhabit it. The hustle and bustle of everyday situations is accentuated in her work by utilizing a collage-like approach to the composition, which in itself creates a jumbled, disorienting feeling.

The contrast between the beautified, open spaces in Miranda’s works that give the illusion of being free and able to experience nature in its entirety and the clustered spaces depicted in Monteleone’s paintings illustrate the dichotomy that highlights each artist’s mindset towards the scenes portrayed.

Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday, 10:30am – 4pm

Admission is free and all are welcome.

 

"11:37" by Adriana Monteleone 2018-2019 36” x 48” Acrylic on canvas
“11:37” by Adriana Monteleone 2018-2019 36” x 48” Acrylic on canvas