Daniel Laskarin | Assembled Fragments of an Unreconciled Vision
May 3 -28, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 14, 1-4pm
Daniel Laskarin‘s art encompasses many media and techniques: video, photography, optics, robotics, installation, sound, found material, welding and casting. His sculptures are sensitive to material, surface, colour and proportion, and are reminiscent of the individualist materialism of idealized American culture.
Deborah de Boer, director of Deluge Contemporary Art, writes of Laskarin’s sculptures that they reflect his “instinctual need to construct things perfectly,” despite the need for a “constant consideration of their mutable states.” In effect, the optical games and conceptual themes within Laskarin’s sculptures are meditations on the physical and perceptual fragility of the conventional world (Canadian Art Magazine, Daniel Laskarin: DIY and Delicacy, October 8, 2009 by Brian Grison)
In the artists own words: "I am not concerned with making meaning; you will do that. I am concerned with making things that offer specific experiences – things that each have a specific identity, approachable (and assembled) through resemblances, materiality, structure, presence, evidence of their making, strangeness and estrangement.
"It is not that what these works should refer to, or represent, or express; it is the character of their own condition. And understanding them, to the extent that understanding matters, is a matter of an archaeological approach: understanding not what they refer to but what they are."
Please join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, May 14, 1-4pm
Daniel Laskarin, for the briefness of flight, mixed materials with hummingbird nest, 2014