October 21, 2011 to January 1, 2012
Saskatoon based Michael Hosaluk is known internationally in wood turning circles, but he is also an accomplished furniture designer and sculptor. This exhibition is a response to being peg-holed as a wood turner and asserts those other aspects of his arts practice. Acts of Chairs focuses on the rudimentary form of a chair frame. In an artist’s statement Hosaluk writes: "My first thought was to approach the chair as anything but a chair, the chair metaphorically exploring our society and culture. The actor. Next, to deconstruct furniture and, in particular, the chair, into its minimal elements, to strip it bare of any suggestion and function, born into this world pure and innocent. Now my actors could play out roles and scenarios pertaining to all my whims and desires." Tongue-in-cheek and inventive, Hosaluk uses this form as a modular building block to create often interactive sculpture and installations.
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