The Ministry: Studio: Anders Oinonen and Susy Oliveira

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Join The Ministry for an intimate studio visit with two of Toronto’s most exciting emerging visual artists, Anders Oinonen and Susy Oliveira. These artists have generously invited members in to their home studio to discuss their imagery and approach to creating art.

Anders Oinonen’s facial constructions are both precisely crafted and mysterious. Working with oils on canvas, Oinonen creates images that are ambiguous and can be read as either figurative or as abstract landscapes. A MFA graduate from Waterloo, Oinonen has exhibited his works in galleries and museums across North America. His work can be found in collections such as the Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal and the Canada Council Art Bank. Oinonen is represented in Toronto by COOPER COLE.

Susy Oliveira creates sculptures, paintings and installations that examine human’s preoccupation with controlling and re-producing elements of nature through artificial fabrication. Often using digital images that attempt to capture or reproduce elements of nature, the artist repurposes the images to give new life and form to artificial versions of natural and organic material. As humans continue to manipulate and impose unnatural systems onto otherwise natural elements of the world for personal pleasure and consumption, Oliveira’s work underscores our perpetuated distance from a world that is undisturbed by our existence.

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Exhibition: Zagga Zow at Cooper Cole

Zagga Zow opens at Cooper Cole this Thursday, July 12. It is the inaugural annual summer group show for the gallery, bringing together a diverse collection of contemporary artists working in a variety of mediums and styles.

For more information on the opening check out the gallery’s Facebook event.

Zagga Zow at Cooper Cole runs from July 12-August 18, 2012