February 25th – March 19th, 2017
Reception: March 4th, 3 – 6 PM
Loop Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition by member artist Kim Stanford.
In the domestic realm, performance can feel like everything for those tasked with manufacturing and maintaining a cohesive, comfortable, and happy home and family. We play the part through careful self censorship, sharing our meticulously constructed narratives over unedited truths. But what happens when it all starts to fall apart?
In You knocked my teeth out, Stanford explores the weight of keeping a family together amid dysfunction. Frustrated by the idyllic imperative of decorating porn, Stanford creates collage and sculpture which lay bare the psychic interiors of those impossibly tasked with the domestic fantasy. The emotional strain seeps through. Something is not quite right in the pieces’ appearance even as they suggest objects that make up the spaces in which we play out our lives. Created to unsettle rather than placate, the pieces on display in You knocked my teeth out illustrate the psychological milieu of home and all those who inhabit it.
Stanford studied visual art at The Toronto School of Art (TSA) and OCADU, as well as critical social theory in her graduate degree at the University of Toronto. Using common, often domestic items, she constructs absurd assemblages in order to open a conversation about the universal dialectic between the taken-for-granted and a search for meaning.