Through their sculpture, drawing and painting, Toronto-based artists Angelopoulos and Piens invite their audience into a world that is simultaneously familiar and yet strange. They play with form and gesture in ways that reference the human body, evoke emotion and create imagined environments to be explored and experienced. The exhibition title, Anthropocene, speaks to the proposed term for the period of time when significant human impact on the earth’s geology and ecosystems has been greater than ever before.
The Anthropocene age provides an interesting context to approach the respective works, thinking about the human element that manifests itself through the gestural and figural components in their practices.
The two-person exhibition will be the first in the newly-built Latcham Art Centre, joining the library and other services, hosted at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Leisure Centre. The gallery entrance is accessible from the main entrance of the leisure centre, directly opposite from the library. The opening reception takes place from 7-9 p.m. on Aug. 23 and the artists will be in attendance.
Jaime Angelopoulos and Derrick Piens: Anthropocene is on display from Aug. 23 to Oct. 13 at the Latcham Art Centre.
Images: Derrick Piens, Upon the balcony, 2017 (left) and Jaime Angelopoulos, Top Level Predator, 2014.