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Enter a world at once familiar and uncanny. The exhibition hall has been transformed into an immersive reimagining of Montreal-based artist Karine Giboulo's home. Brought to life by over 500 miniature polymer clay figures, this is no ordinary house. The figures tell stories that reflect our most urgent social issues, from the pandemic and climate crisis to food insecurity and housing instability. Get tickets!
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Every object in our permanent collection can be accessed through our eMuseum portal. Learn about individual collecting areas, like Italian Maiolica or Modern and Contemporary Ceramics, or search the full collection by keyword. You'll be amazed by what you discover!
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Curated by Charles Q. Mason
Art has become increasingly cross-disciplinary over the past several decades. Many artists today no longer confine themselves to one medium or one approach, but instead explore multiple materials and modes of creative expression. This phenomenon has affected ceramics as much as any other genre.
Breaking Boundaries features the work of four Canadian artists under the age of 40 whose work illustrates a variety of cross-disciplinary approaches to contemporary ceramic art. Although each of these artists approaches ceramics from a different perspective and integrates clay with other materials in different ways, their work collectively makes a strong case that ceramics remains a vital and relevant part of contemporary art practice in the 21st century. The four artists included in the exhibition are Brendan Tang from British Columbia; Marc Courtemanche from Saskatchewan; Shary Boyle from Ontario; and Carmela Laganse from Quebec.
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