TONIA DI RISIO
PARTS AND LABOUR
APRIL 29 TO MAY 23, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION: WEDNESDAY APRIL 29, 6 - 8 PM
The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present Parts and Labour an exhibition by artist Tonia Di Risio.
Gleaned from the pages of food and design magazines, Tonia Di Risio’s new work is a series of collages consisting of otherworldly landscapes and interiors that reflect on consumption, home décor and the labour of cookery. Assembled using traditional collaging methods, the images suggest alternative views of the carefully constructed advertising layout while drawing on historical motifs, such as the reclining figure and leisure in nature. Di Risio arranges her photo fragments into works where dreamlike states of consciousness are sated by flying squid and honey ooze.
Tonia Di Risio is a multimedia artist whose work explores gendered domesticity in relation to home maintenance and interior decoration. Working primarily with photography and video, her recent work extends this discussion into the production, preparation and consumption of food. She received a BA in Art and Art History from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College and an MFA from the University of Windsor. She has exhibited across Canada and has been the recipient of Canada Council and Nova Scotia arts grants. She currently lives and works in Southern Ontario.
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Ice Cream Hands, 2015 Tower of Pisa, 2015
Handcut collage, 12 x 9 inches Handcut collage, 12 x 9 inches