Joan Scaglione, Shifting Realities (detail), 2023, mixed media. Photo: Tim Forbes
Joan Scaglione: Shifting Realities
1 December 2023–28 March 2024
ON-SITE: Historical Feature Gallery

Exhibition Celebration

1 December 2023

Members’ Preview, 5–6 pm
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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.

Joan Scaglione would like to thank her main helper Richard Allen who has been a long-time studio assistant, and her husband Denis Lehotay for his constancy of support. Thanks also to Kenny and Noami Solares for being great helpers.
Hero image: Installation view of Joan Scaglione: Shifting Realities. Photo: Tim Forbes

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