Show runs May 2nd-15th, Reception May 12
‘Remember Death’ warns the Latin phrase Memento Mori and so too are we elegantly reminded, by the recent work of artist Annunziata Morant. In Morant’s delicate and haunting series, we are forced to confront our own mortality through the memorialization of others. Functioning as physical, artistic reminders of our own eventual passing in fitting with the latin theory on the reflection of death, the ghostly victorian figures whisper that for us too, clocks will continue to tick. In these intimate, moving digital prints, acrylic seeps and colourfully trickles down the page (lifelines, tear streams perhaps) instigating discussion of personal histories and the transience of our lives. These works are as much mirrors for the viewer as they are windows onto lives already lived. Through an extensive and obsessive research process, Morant’s vast archive of Victorian mourning ephemera from the Victorian serves as an entry point for such contemplation and conversations in a contemporary setting. Nudging and prodding, the artist’s lovingly altered memorials remind us to be mindful- our day will also come.
Morant is a recent graduate of the Ontario College of Art And Design and a winner of the 2016 Thesis Award Show
About The Thesis Award Show
The Thesis Award Show is a collaboration between ARTiculations, Graven Feather Studio and Akin Collective in support of graduating post secondary students. In early 2016 a call was sent out across the Province for applications in search of students demonstrating a coherent body of work unique in both concept and execution. Overwhelmed by the response, we extend a huge thank you to all of the applicants and congratulate this year's winners, Annunziata Morant & Jennifer Byrnes for their achievements. In addition to solo exhibitions, Morant & Byrnes each received studio credit with Akin Collective as part of the award.