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Public Reception, 6–9 pm
Party and music with Kingston-based DJ Kid Koncussion, 7:30–9 pm
Curated by Sunny Kerr, Curator of Contemporary Art
Joan Scaglione harnesses flows of accumulated drawings and materials into swelling sculptural installations and soaring wall assemblages in this solo exhibition of new work. More subtly, the artist makes rhythmic urgings for ‘feeling out’ radical leaps and disjunctions that might transit across different material worlds. Visiting Scaglione’s studio is like rafting through white-water torrents of objects, and it is also being witness to a practice of radical openness: an artist letting things be incorporated that would otherwise be rationalized out. Marcel Duchamp declared that “art is a road which leads towards regions which are not governed by time and space,” and this exhibition may incite the desire to wander.1Félix Guattari, “The new aesthetic paradigm,” Chaosmosis: An Ethico-Aesthetic Paradigm, trans. Paul Bains and Julian Pefanis (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995), 101.
Hero image: Joan Scaglione, Shifting Realities (detail), 2023, mixed media. Photo: Tim Forbes
We are proud to announce that J.J.M. Investment Group CIBC Wood Gundy is the sponsor for Agnes’s exhibitions and related programs this season.