photos: Isaac Applebaum
fiberglass resin, aluminum, steel, motor, sensor, fabric, control box
mechanical design: Colin Harry
camouflage 3 hinges on the hybrid object - the centerpoint of this exhibition is a fiberglass human form clothed in a translucent material that tightly wraps the body then falls like a gown to the floor. Out of the torso rises the neck – a purely mechanical apparatus fabricated out of successive elliptical metal rings and rods. When the viewer approaches the work, the neck slowly begins to extend upwards. Upon reaching its maximum height, a pause, then a trail of smoke. Given the magnitude of the gesture and the imposing nature of the extenuated neck, this small explosion is fairly anticlimactic and ridiculous.
2011 Don’t Lie to Me. Galerie Art Mûr, Montréal, Québec
2008 useless beauty. Nuit Blanche, OCAD, Toronto, Ontario
2002 autobody. Galerie Art Mûr, Montréal, Québec
2000 camouflage 3. The Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario