RDC presents Hoszko/Lacombe (29 Jun-1 Jul)

Rez-de-Chaussée presents

Preview Friday, June 29, 7PM
June 29 – July 1
Open 12-5 PM Saturday & Sunday

Main Gallery
Sheena Hoszko (Montreal)

A publication by Darren Tesar will accompany the exhibition.

Approximations (Diagrams to not here) translates the spaces that house the body after life. This transposition of measurement is a commemoration to the ways in which loss and the unknown are materialized through from and ritual. The “average” North American burial plot dimension, urn volume, weight of ash remains, and fireplace mantle surface area are distilled into floor-based objects, functioning as referents or stand-ins for future events. These works aim to highlight the lack of subjectivity produced through the use of catch-all standards surrounding expected behaviours and customs. Approximations (Diagrams to not here) mirrors the dynamics of the individual within institutional space, where things can fail, hit boundaries, or become lost in translation.

Sheena Hoszko, born 1982 in Quebec, lives and works in Montreal. Hoszko pursued undergraduate studies at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and is currently completing an MFA at Concordia University. Selected exhibitions include Your Name in Lights, The Helen Pitt Gallery, 2004; Mimic, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, 2006; The Only Way Out is In, The Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, 2006; Stolen.Bike.Mtl, articule, 2008; Café Cleopatra, DARE-DARE, 2012 (upcoming); and Hoszko will be in residence at Villa Magdalena K in Hamburg, Germany during the summer of 2012.

Window Project
Michelle Lacombe (Montreal)

At the end of each day is an installation project about the anticipation of forthcoming loss. Composed of a site-specific text piece and a poster multiple, the work uses two paralleled time-based disappearances to suggest a link between the lover’s body and landscape
Since her graduation from Concordia University in 2006, Michelle Lacombe (Montreal, QC) has developed a practice that is located somewhere between the concerns of performance and the visual arts. Her work has been show in Canada, the USA and Germany in the context of performance events, exhibitions and colloquiums.

For this event, RDC will temporarily occupy STUDIO 41, located at 41 West Graham Street, Glasgow G4 9LJ (located just along from Glasgow School of Art’s Barnes Building).

Rez-de-Chaussée is a small project space, initiated by five fellow Glasgow School of Art MFA students Justin Stephens, Suzanne Dery, Zoe Williams, Marie-Michelle Deschamps, and Geneva Sills. Rez-de-Chaussée aims to provide an experimental, yet critical environment from which to work with a diverse range of emerging artists, from Glasgow, the rest of the UK and further afield.


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