“This body of work is about presence/absence, analysis of the art object as it is relative to a subjective viewer. I convey these motifs by picking individual weft threads out of factory grade raw canvas to reveal the warp. Reminiscent of the general size of an adult human, the work considers of the idea of a universal portrait. Minimalist but tedious labor is reflective of a love of labor; repetitive tactility and ‘un-making’ as meditation.”
Lukus Toane has lived in Toronto for 2 years and currently works as the Gladstone Hotel’s Exhibitions Coordinator. He has previously travelled and worked in art gallery facilitation in places such as Wroclaw, Poland and Sydney, Australia. Having roots in Northern Alberta, Toane received his education from Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD) majoring in painting with emphasis on portraiture. He continues to explore the idea of art as object and it’s relativity to the people who live around it.
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.