Shannon Scanlan’s installations are a (re)-reconfiguration of bodily representation in art from that of the two-dimensional image and the autonomous figure, to lived-experience, space, materiality and temporality.
Shannon Scanlan’s immersive installation, Gut Feelings, is an investigation of the social, psychological, and sexual aspects of corporeal politics, body perception and body image. In this setting, viewers are confronted by informal representations of body parts where “the dry outside moves toward the slippery inside.”
Ambiguous conglomerates of fabric, toys, and carpet play on the both the viewer’s desire and hesitation to interact. With hand-stitching and her trusty sewing machine, Scanlan creates protuberances, openings and crevices out of garish fabrics. She literally stitches across the boundaries between the inside and outside of these fluid spaces with feigned sites of abjection that solicit tactile investigation despite themselves.
Come Up To My Room (CUTMR) Toronto’s largest alternative design show enters a new decade with new initiatives and a diverse lineup of local and national talent: 25 installations, 60 artists, and 4000 visitors, all in under 4 days. Gladstone Managing Director of Art, Britt Welter-Nolan is joined by three new curatorial forces: Jaclyn Blumas, Robert Cram and Elise Hodson.
CUTMR11: Thurs Jan 23 – Sun 26, 2014
- Opening Reception: Sat Jan 25, 2014 | 7-11pm
- Hours: Thurs 6-8pm, Fri 11am-8pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-5pm
- Price: $10 ($5 for students on January 24th)