Waning Worlds will be hung in The Embassy bar from the 4th of August to the end of September, 2012.
Amanda Baron is a mixed media artist living and working in Toronto, Ontario. As a Drawing and Painting student at OCAD University, Baron was apart of the 2009- 2010 Florence Off-Campus studies program and has since completed her thesis on alienation in relation to the interpretation of the Self through the exploration of painting and collage techniques; utilizing digital software and employing intuitive and experimental processes of art, in order to investigate the supernatural characteristics of the human mind.
Waning Worlds is a new series of collage prints by Toronto based artist Amanda Baron. As a meditation on the act of art making, this body of work acts as a dialogue between analogue and digital media. Stacked, small-scale collages on acrylic glass that are scanned and then printed in a larger scale, her current work shows a reaction to her past explorations with computer-aided media. The computer here is merely a magnifying glass; illuminating and exaggerating the small imperfections that emerge from layers of collage, painting and etching.
The environments represented in Waning Worlds are inhabited by anonymous figures lingering in illusory and surreal worlds; derived from the artist’s memories, dreams and “the haunting feeling of existing in multiple places simultaneously”. Fixated on the despair of the fleeting moment, the impression of the journey and the emotional migration, Baron’s work reflects on the overlapping inner- and outer- worlds of the human psyche.
August 8th, 2012
Featuring music by:
Come and feel the sultry loins of the lovely Dj Cunt.
Galactic Nursery is a two-piece collaboration featuring creative talents of Kiran Bhumber and Aziz Ahmed. These spacey jams of ambient melodies, reminiscent of a shaman's journey will take you into the artwork being shown as well as the far corners of your own mind. This live performance will feature improvisation over electronically created beats with instruments such as the clarinet, trombone, gongs and much more. A journey which makes you feel as if you have been caught in the migration of the satellites rotating around earth.