Artist: Abby McGuane
Exhibition title: Glass Wall
Venue: COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada
Date: January 22 – February 20, 2016
Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artist and COOPER COLE, Toronto
COOPER COLE is pleased to present a solo exhibition with Toronto-based artist, Abby McGuane.
You say you hate it and you feel trapped
How nice it would be, maybe five years off
You’ll be in the country, dogs, kids running around
Get out of here
And I don’t tell you that I just met someone who has what you
described, and they smiled and said very little
If that’s what you wanted you’d be there by now
Abby McGuane (b. 1986, Nova Scotia, Canada) received her BFA in sculpture and Installation from the Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2011. Her practice undertakes a sculptural negotiation of pictorial concerns, namely the relationship between image and support. Enlisting raw materiality in tandem with found objects, she probes the ways in which notions of power and vulnerability are disclosed and mediated through the built environment. McGuane has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at galleries such as The Power Plant, Division Gallery, Birch Contemporary, and Xpace, Toronto, Canada. McGuane currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
Abby McGuane, The Collaboration, 2016
Abby McGuane, The Agreement, 2016