The Red Head Collective Inside/Outside Re-cap & radio interview

Xiaojing Yan, Traversing, 2012

Xiaojing Yan, Traversing, 2012

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click for slideshow of opening night

click for CHUO interview with Donia Almassi, curator      then to the right click On Demand,

then click on July 31st interview (move cursor to time 21:12)

In this exhibition, Inside/ Outside, twelve artists have created work that grapples with the meaning of inner and outer restriction.  The material of a box says much about the entity it was designed to envelope, and by whom — thus, instead of focusing on the content within, these artists have made the boundary itself the subject of their experiment.  Using their own artistic practices as a reference point and the box shape as a point of entry, each member of The Red Head Collective has found a way to address different facets of ‘the box’ and its implications in a 21st century world.

– Donia Almassi, Curator of Inside/Outside

A box is a structure that protects and contains a precious item within, usually of personal significance.  Symbolically, its shape and function is archetypal and has existed in every culture since the dawn of humankind.  When exploring the meanings of a box, seemingly contradictory imagery pops into one’s head:  protection, boundaries, isolation; the intimate, the unknown, the claustrophobic.  Its walls represent boundaries meant to keep the outside out and the inside within, for better or for worse.  Therefore, for a species that is constantly testing personal and public boundaries on a vast scale, this three-dimensional cube becomes a perfect metaphor for understanding the human condition and our personal relationships with the ‘other’ that surrounds us. 

Opening Reception Thursday July 25, 6-9PM

Blink Collective Welcomes the Red Head Collective, as we exchange galleries. Blink exhibits in Toronto December 4-14 2013

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One Response to The Red Head Collective Inside/Outside Re-cap & radio interview

  1. Pingback: BLINK does the RedHead with InHabitus II | blink gallery

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