Immovable Objects, Unstoppable Force
January 12, 2018 - April 8, 2018
Immovable Objects, Unstoppable Force shows a powerful contrast between delicate objects and images paired with massive, solid sculptures. One of the sculptures depicts the force of a small bird pushing through a heavy vault door!
Maskull Lasserre often blurs the lines between gallery space, artist’s tools, and the artwork itself. His tools often become part of the sculptures themselves. This need to display the tools used in his artistic process informs the ideas that lie beneath the surface of the work. By blurring the usual lines between the creation of the artwork and everything else, we gain a unique insight to the infinite number of possible meanings behind the work displayed.
Lasserre believes that there is modesty and humility in carving and this is reflected in his work which is fully open to our interpretation. His intention is to make art more accessible to the everyday person by leaving it open to deeper intellectual meaning.
The exhibition includes participation by Grace Larson through the Young Curator Program.
About The Artist
Maskull Lasserre (born Calgary, 1978) spent his formative years in South Africa before returning to Canada. He holds a BFA in Visual Art and Philosophy from Mount Allison University (NB), and an MFA in Studio Art from Concordia University (QC).
Maskull's work has been exhibited at Banksy's Dismaland, and at the Museum of Art and Design in New York. He has held visiting artist positions at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, at Kohler Art/Industry and with the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan. His work appears on Canadian numismatic coinage and is represented in collections in Canada, the US and Europe, including those of the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, the Musée National des Beaux-arts du Quebec, and the Canadian War Museum. He has completed several public art commissions, and taught sessionally at Concordia, York, and Emily Carr Universities, as well as at the California College of Art.
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