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Three Step Snare
Jaime Angelopoulos and Derrick Piens

September 18 - November 14, 2014
Reception: Friday, November 14, 5-7pm

Jaime Angelopoulos, Silent Imitator, plaster, foam, paint, 2014

Three Step Snare features sculpture and drawings by Toronto-based artists Jaime Angelopoulos and Derrick piens. Angelopoulos explores the physicality of bodily experience, as well as immaterial experiences of sensation, emotions and behaviour through sculpture and drawing. Her sculptures consist of multiple components, conflicting materials, forms and colours that affix together to create a singular system, while the drawings depict aspects of the sculptural forms that inform her sculpture-making process. In his work Derrick Piens considers the continuous process of transformation that materials and objects undergo throughout time. He creates abstract, unidentifiable objects that evoke or depict a sense of the transient through the creative and constructive process and the overall sculptural form.

Derrick Piens, Gravity Pull, wood, plaster, burlap, paint, 2014

Jaime Angelopoulos received her MFA from York University (2010), and BFA from NSCAD University (2005). In 2013 she was awarded the Hazelton Sculpture Prize, and artist residencies at Meadows School of the Arts (Dallas, TX) and the Banff Centre for the Arts (Alberta). Angelopoulos has presented solo exhibitions across Canada and the United States, notably at PARISIAN LAUNDRY (Montreal, QC), YYZ Artist Outlet (Toronto, ON), Cambridge Galleries (Ontario), Stride Gallery (Calgary, AB), Meadows School of the Arts (Dallas, TX), and the Banff Centre for the Arts (Banff, AB). She has shown in group exhibitions in Vancouver (BC), Forth Worth (TX), Sydney, Australia, and at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto). In 2015 Angelopoulos will participate in an artist residency at KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre in Finland.

Derrick Piens completed an MFA at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX), and a BFA at NSCAD University (Halifax, NS). He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Canada and the United States, including The Dallas Contemporary (TX), The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto, ON), Parisian Laundry (Montreal, QC) and General Hardware Contemporary (Toronto, ON). His work is included in numerous private and public collections in the UK, New York, Montreal and Toronto.

Jaime Angelopoulos, In Faith or Falter, plaster, foam, paint, 2014

Derrick Piens, Dark Matter, found materials, plaster, pigment, 2013