This virtual curation features the work of Kasia Latos and Stephen Hiscock who participated in our Summer 2021 Studio Mates Session. We really enjoyed the three months we spent getting to know one another and offering support and feedback on each others work! Below are examples or their artwork and a bit about their practices!
IMPERFECTION (garden hose, wire, wood) 38 x 38” This macro of a common weaving pattern has endured for its elasticity and durability, yet upon close inspection, its imperfections reveal themselves. To see more of Kasia’s work: Kasia Latos (@kasialatos_art)
Kasia Latos is an emerging visual artist based in Midland, ON. Through her art practice she searches for the hidden corners of what it means to be human. Her work studies unknowns, discomforts, and conundrums of human existence. The use of vastly different materials and techniques across her works allow for unlimited possibilities in this attempt. Appreciation of imperfection is at the forefront of her practice. Kasia’s work has been exhibited at the Quest Gallery in Midland, featured in the TD 2020 Annual Juried Exhibition, and SCULPTURE 2021 artbook by John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto. Kasia is currently a finalist for the 2021 Salt Spring National Art Prize.
1: 'The Spiritual', 30"x40", oil on canvas, 2021
2: 'Portrait', 13"x 20.5", oil on bristol, 2021 3: 'Poseidon', 24"x36", oil on canvas, 2021 4: 'Post Portrait', 24"x36", oil on canvas, 2021 "At this point and time during my artistic journey, I am walking along the shores of my unconscious and expressing the emptiness with colour. Instead of meticulously creating art with a more representational approach, I have been exploring the process with a more absent minded expression, applying colour and strokes in a more intuitive fashion. The goal of this exercise is to not only create works of art, but to also discover hidden aspects of myself while venturing into the unconscious without prejudice. Doing so I also hope to encourage viewers to look more inward to find meaning reflected in my work. This process is walking alone the shore of a beach of black sand; feeling every grain between naked vulnerable toes; acquainted with the nature of the vast darkness, while also staring towards the vast vista of a setting sun, illuminating the world."