kontort project space
On View: May 7 to June 4
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 14 from 2 to 5 p
Figura carries the history of a stone found at a quarry in rural Alabama. The pitched surfaces, flowing contours, and traces of extraction gouged into the facets of the stone give evidence to the material’s past interactions, while the fir radiates the patina and markings of a previous industrial life. Outlines of the stone remain visible even after carving out the mass.
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“Creating sculpture is a process of exploration for me. As I carve into the material, I find ever-changing landscapes within the stone. I find myself thinking about the works as microcosmic worlds built from both the inherent textures present in the material, and the surfaces I impose in carving the work.” – David Perrett
David Perrett enjoys dividing his time between urban centres and the wilderness, finding industrial spaces for studio, and guiding canoe trips in the forests of Ontario and Manitoba. The meeting of landscapes and the friction of their coexistence informs much of his approach to art. Originally from Winnipeg, Perrett is newly based in Hamilton, Ontario. Perrett’s works incorporate stone, wood, metal, and other media, resulting in sculptures that range in scale from monumental to intimate. He earned a BFA from the University of Manitoba, and he currently is completing a MFA at York University in Toronto.
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Hours: Tuesday to Thursday 11 – 4:30 p,
Friday to Saturday 11 – 6 p
or by appointment