All That Sparkles
MARCH 27 - APRIL 20, 2013
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The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present All That Sparkles, an exhibition by artist Sam Mogelonsky. Mogelonsky’s studio practice focuses on the manipulation of light-hearted elements to uncover narratives which are often more serious than appearances first suggest. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, she plays with materials, construction, assembly and display. The result is a series of sculptural works and photographs that question desire, imagination, memory and the nature of anticipation.
In this exhibition, Mogelonsky explores the adornment of forms and the handmade. The artist works through repetitive tasks to transform familiar objects into something seductive and strange. The pieces become decorative, playful and obsessive, with a hidden sinister edge.
first encounter, one experiences the works as floating spangled balls
of psychedelic fun, however, these objects quickly become frenetically
charged upon closer examination. There is nothing blasé or carefree
about these sparkling orbs: the sequins are secured with sharp pointed
pins. Biomorphic in form, Mogelonsky’s works emerge through an
intuitive approach to manipulating materials into abstract forms and
A short essay by Sarah E.K. Smith will accompany the exhibition.
Sarah E.K. Smith is a Toronto-based art historian, whose practice includes writing, curating and teaching. She is a PhD Candidate (ABD) in the Department of Art at Queen’s University and a sessional instructor at Ontario College of Art and Design University. Her research scope encompasses modern and contemporary visual and material culture, with specific interest in the relationship between culture, economics and globalization. For more information please visit saraheksmith.com.