CO Space is a multi-purpose venue dedicated to providing a space for Craft Ontario members and the public to learn, create, discover, and build community.
Craft Ontario Members can apply to use this open-concept space to host exhibitions, installations, workshops, presentations and meetings.
Members are eligible to book CO Space for free if the booking event does not generate revenue. If the event is intended to create a profit, such as a trunk show or workshop, a rental fee will be negotiated on a one-on-one basis that takes the event type into consideration.
Presented by the L.A. PAI Gallery, a showcase featuring the work of Matthieu Cheminee and the five finalists in the 17th annual National Jewellery Student Competition. Montreal-based metalsmith and jewellery artist, Matthieu Cheminee, will present on his technique, Stampclastic, and launch his second book on the technique of hand stamping. The presentation will include an overview of Cheminee’s work, his experience in West Africa, and introduce the Toolbox Initiative.
An exhibition of abstract plates by ceramic artists Chiho Tokita and Marc Egan that explore the plate form as a site of artistic possibility. Each artist will present a new series of non-functional plate forms.
Pathologia will present a body of ceramic and fibre works by Erin Berry, which are informed by our human relationship to health, the body and the microscopic structures that are found in nature and that are mirrored within us. “As humans we have a tendency to separate ourselves from the natural world, fighting off the proliferation of plants and creatures we see as pestilence. Berry looks within; at the individual organisms that are working hard, making up the structure we call our body. Mutating cells proliferating, taking over a body, preventing it from thriving. These cells like all the others are working hard to live, yet at the same time are damaging the very body they rely on for life itself. Can we zoom in x100 so that when we zoom out x100 we can understand and connect to what it is that sustains us? By looking inward can we expand our perception of the world around us.”
A retrospective exhibition that presents a selection of Nithikul Nimkulrat’s paper sculptures from three art series created in the last decades – Seeing Paper (2005), Paper World (2007) and The White Forest (2008–2016). The exhibition aims to illuminate ways in which our everyday lives as individuals with different personalities and temperaments are surrounded by artificial and natural environments, most of which are so ordinary that we may not realize their importance until they are no longer with us. This is to emphasize that humans and environments are inseparable and will continue to affect one another.
An exhibition of work by ceramic artist, Angelo Di Petta, which features a large selection of test tiles that span his 45 year career, and that explore his mastery of glazing and surface design techniques. An accompanying workshop will demonstrate some of the techniques shown in the tiles.
FUSION Clay and Glass Association's exbihition opening for Waypoints on August 8, 2019.