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Melissa Fisher-Rozenberg in 'Liberated Living - group exhibition at the Plumb Gallery

'Libations for Liberated Living'. Melissa Fisher-Rozenberg   "The idea of turning “garbage” to “gold” is as old as alchemy and has misled many if not most about its meaning ever since the first pursuit. Beyond materiality and through the objects we possess, the combination of function and fictions formed around one’s life create the transcendental spark that generates our manifested environments true worth.Artists and designers have always been at the forefront of these explorations. When stepping into the field of interior design, no stone — or in this case, couch cushion — goes unturned.The familiar yet atypical nature of artistic design practice modifies our expectations of materiality and experience which will be seen through ergonomic exploration and (re)fabrication of everyday things...

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'Ensnared 1' by Toronto Artist Marion Flanagan

'Ensnared 1' is a wall based sculpture by Toronto artist Marion Flanagan.  This wall-based sculpture is inspired by the ideas behind biophilic design. Drawing upon our inborn desire to be surrounded by nature, this work combines a tree trunk with materials which investigate the relationship between humans and nature. Flanagan recently completed her MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts in London, UK. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Clifford Chance UAL sculpture award. Synthetic rubber, tree trunk, bolts, washers, and chalk paint on plywood in wood frame 86 cm x 70 cm x 6 cm Approx. 34” x 28” x 2” More information about her in the Flick the Switch Art Shop:

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Welcoming Julia Rose Sutherland, Mi'kmaq (Metepenagiag Nation) / settler artist to Flick the Switch: Grange locatio

Welcoming Julia Rose Sutherland to the Grange location. Sutherland is a Mi'kmaq (Metepenagiag Nation) / settler artist and educator (Assistant Professor at OCADU) based out of Tkaronto (Toronto, Canada). Sutherland's interdisciplinary art practice employs photography, sculpture, textiles, and performance. She earned her MFA at the University at Buffalo, and BFA in Craft and New Media at the Alberta University of the Arts (2013). She has exhibited at the Bemis Center of Contemporary Art, the Mackenzie Art Gallery, K Art Gallery, WAAP Gallery, and 59 Rivoli Gallery in Paris, France. Sutherland is a recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts Creating Knowing Sharing award and the AFA Indigenous Individual Project grant.                     ...

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