Studio Parlour

For one chilly week in January 2013, the community atOCAD University was invited to tea at the Graduate Gallery. The space was used to simultaneously fulfill a variety of functions: it was part studio space, (tools, materials and worktables enabled ongoing creative production), part white cube (for deploying evolving exhibition designs), and part domestic environment (for receiving and serving tea to visitors). Through the concurrent presentation of what appeared to be finished artworks with what appeared to be works-in-progress, (work tables and comfy resting places paired with the artist actually being present and engaged in the display and manipulation of materials), this gallery encounter examined the conditions of an educational exhibition space.  OCAD University Graduate Gallery, 2013.