Digitization is a natural progression for citizens of contemporary culture, the technological age giving life to the first generation of cyber-natives. These works closely examine the idea of memory and childhood in modern society, drawing specifically upon first-hand experience of growing up among the latest household technologies. These images derive their composition and colour scheme from the imagery of my own childhood drawings.
A Toronto based artist working in contemporary painting and beadwork, Sam Pedicelli is primarily concerned with the evolution of modern communication and the forms through which it occurs. She utilizes traditional modes of fine art and craft in a meticulous consideration of the post-human condition. Sam currently resides in Toronto and is working towards finishing her undergraduate thesis at OCAD University.
Curated by Helena Frei & Chris Mitchell, Hard Twist 10 Memory winds its way through textiles, a constant thread that runs through the earliest archaeological fragments, the latest experimental synthetics and everything in between. Textiles hold memory, recall memory, record – and occasionally obscure – memory. In some recent incarnations they even have memory. Opening reception on September 10th 7-10pm on the 3rd and 4th floors galleries. On view August 27, 2015 to December 27, 2015 on the 3rd and 4th floors of the hotel.