Saturday 24 January – Friday 27 February, 2015
Nathalie Quagliotto’s work subverts conventional notions of behavior in the gallery context. Her sculptures and installations, comprised of modified playground equipment, lay the groundwork for new social environments within the gallery setting. Her participatory swing set at the Khyber Centre for the Arts, titled Maturity Correlation, is made of two full-scale yellow public playground swings that are placed in front of each other rather than side-by-side. This installation invites viewers to swing in relation to one another and attempt to keep a steady balance.
Nathalie Quagliotto (B. Montreal) is a Toronto-based conceptual artist. She earned her MFA in sculpture from the University of Waterloo in 2009 and her BFA in studio from Concordia University in 2007. In 2008, she apprenticed under Turner Prize winner Martin Creed in England, thanks to the University of Waterloo’s Keith and Winifred Shantz fellowship. She has exhibited widely. Her work is in various private, public, and corporate collections, such as Collection Majudia in Montreal. She is a grant recipient from the Toronto Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. She has upcoming exhibitions across Canada and in New York.
Image courtesy of photographer, Meghan Ross.
Khyber For Children (KFC) Club is an art club for children!
The Club gathers in response to each exhibition or special project in the gallery. The children learn how to take in art shows and use the inspiration to make their own work in various mediums.
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For this instalment, the club gathered on Sunday 22 February, 2015 to interact and make new work in response to Nathalie Quagliotto’s Maturity Correlation.
Participatory art? Relational art? Saftey Yellow was the theme. These ideas were explored through a treasure hunt and matching drawing game, supervised swinging, the consumption of healthy yellow foods, a yellow show-and-tell and through the creation a large scale “YELLOW” puzzle.
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