February 20 to March 19, 2016
Lightweight is an exhibition of new work that continues Shane Krepakevich's interest in the overlap of art and design. His practice is characterized by the integration of aesthetics with an object's use and context, and has manifest as collaborative exhibition design, multiples, writing, and sculpture. In this exhibition, architecture, interiors, and décor serve as reference points united through a focus on surface effects and their images.
The photo and sculpture-based works in Lightweight present surface as a metaphor for contact, connection, and transformation. Krepakevich’s new series juxtapose the materiality of interior surfaces – textured clear glass, reflective metals and mirrors, contrasting paint finishes – to distill our experience of these elements and prompt a reconsideration of the spaces we inhabit.
Shane Krepakevich is an artist and designer working in exhibition design, multiples, writing, and sculpture as well as lighting and object design. He received a BSc. from the University of Alberta and a MFA from the University of Guelph. Recent exhibitions in 2015 include Mall No 2 at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Sight Unseen OFFSITE at Hudson Mercantile, New York, La Tristesse est le Cinquileme Etat de la Matiere at Maison des Artistes, Winnipeg and My Work has No Meaning Unless it is Used, G Gallery, Toronto. The artist was also commissioned to create Structure for Art Metropole for Art Metropole's participation in last year's Villa Toronto. The artist is currently included in a group exhibition at Modern Fuel (Kingston), which closes on April 16, 2016.
The artist would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council.