Shanie Tomassini | Nature molle

Nature molle, exhibition views, Galerie Les Territoires, 2015. Images : Chih-Chien Wang.

 

SHANIE TOMASSINI / NATURE MOLLE

From January 16 to February 14, 2015
 
 
“My sculptures are disguised as sculptures !” (Text originally in French) – Shanie Tomassini
 
 
BIOGRAPHY
Shanie Tomassini’s work engages in a dialogue with sculpture’s history. Using the creative process as a starting point, Tomassini zeros in on her own working environment and provokes an interrogation of the materiality that surrounds her. The works included in Nature molle deliver an unsettled and multi-layered statement about our everyday environments through material deviations and plays with mise en abîme. Ultimately it is matter’s stable meanings that are diverted and cast adrift, casting doubt upon the very status of objects. Their presence appears malleable and hard to define, keeping in their trivial appearance something like a twinkling of deception.
 
Shanie Tomassini has participated in a number of group exhibitions, including at galerie Art Mûr (2013, 2014), the Fondation Guido Molinari (2014), the Maison de
la culture Frontenac (2012), and the Maison des arts de Laval (2014). She recently completed a bachelors in visual arts at UQAM (2014) where she was the recipient of numerous grants. In 2013 she founded Expo de casier (2013-2015), a curatorial project exploring alternative forms of distribution for the work of emerging artists.
 
 
PRIMARY SOURCES
http://shanietomassini.com
http://shanietomassini.com/Expo-de-casier
 
https://www.facebook.com/expodecasier
 
 
Five Successive Blows By A Gigantic Fist,” CK2.
 
Jérôme Delgado, “Mollesse et précarité: Les Territoires veut défendre les artistes en début de carrière,” Le Devoir (Montreal), January 24, 2015.
 
Shanie Tomassini,” FORGETGOOD Winter 2015, 63-72.
 
La CIE Plastique: Collaboration avec Mathieu Cardin
 
 
SECONDARY SOURCES
Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy, “Mantegna, Camera Picta (of Camera degli Sposi), 1465-74,” Youtube (video).
 
Georg Brandes, Michelangelo: His Life, His Times, His Era, (London: Constable and Co., 1963).
 
Art21, “EPISODE: ‘Humor’,” PBS (video).
 
Self-referentiality: The meta-level in art.”
 
Marcel Duchamp, “Marcel Duchamp: Source-Texts & One-Liners,” Radical Art.
 
Nature morte,” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
 
Elena Filipovic, “A Museum That is Not,” e-flux.
 
Manuela Ammer, “The Pedestal Problem,” Frieze d/e.
 
UCLTV, “The art of plaster casting (UCL),” Youtube (video).
 
Fonderie,” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
 
 
ARTWORKS
Shanie Tomassini, Contrepoint, wood, plaster, 2014.
 
——–, Sans titre, polyurethane, pigments, dolomite, 2014.
 
——–, Plàtre plâtrifié, plaster bag moulded and poured with its own plaster, 2014.
 
——–, VII, plaster, 2014.
 
——–, Volume, gypsum, 2012.
 
——–, III, plaster, 2014.
 
——–, Néon granite, polyurethane, pigments, 2014.
 
——–, Induction, plaster, 2014.
 
——–, Clef, tin, 2014.
 
——–, Sculpture de 5 pieds, plaster, expanded polyurethane, measuring tape, 2014.
 
——–, Volume no. 2, plaster, mdf, acrylic paint, 2014.