Tue, Jan 22, 2013 - Sun, Jan 27, 2013
Wednesday 11am-6pm, Thursday to Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday noon-5pm
Location Philip Sparks 162 Ossington Avenue (side entrance off Foxley Street), Toronto
Event Type Exhibition
January 22 – January 27, 2013
Reception: Tuesday, January 22 |6pm-9pm
Media Preview: (by appointment only) Tuesday, January 22 | 4pm-6-pm
Dina González Mascaró lives and works in Vancouver. Trained as a sculptor in her native Argentina, DGM works in an open space – overlap space – non place between the art and design world. It is within that gap where González Mascaró displays her (always three-dimensional) view of things… expressed in works where structure, rubble, architecture are present. The best definition for her is that she is not a jeweller (for which she doesn’t feel sorry), and the best definition for her work: “it’s a bunch of mistakes.”
“Sometimes even if the plan is going very well …the technique, the craft thing, the mistakes take over the piece and it is in those moments where you need to be “present” because it is in that moment where you learn, where the doors open to a big world of new pieces … This important act of being “present” is what leads to some of the most interesting results … then you can see that work and “read it”, understand it, even use that proven mistake and make it “science” or your new technique.”
DGM’s body of work oscillates between scales and between modes: jewellery – sculpture – furniture.
For “SORRY, I’M NOT SORRY, I’M NOT A JEWELLER …” at Philip Sparks, Gonzalez Mascaro introduces her art-jewellery work to Toronto. New work, original pieces and selections from DGM’s limited edition series will be on exhibit.