ARTIST TALK with P. Roch Smith
on his current exhibition
play – replay
Saturday March 16th, 2013
“…all the toys that one commonly sees are essentially a microcosm of the adult world; they are all reduced copies of human objects, as if in the eyes of the public the child was, all told, nothing but a smaller (person), a homunculus to whom must be supplied objects of (their) own size”.
– Roland Barthes
Do you love our current exhibit by artist P. Roch Smith as much as we do? Come join us today for his talk at 2pm. Learn about the making of play – replay through an open round table discussion that includes good company and delicious warm tea.
P. Roch Smith was born and raised on Vancouver Island and currently lives and maintains a studio in Toronto. Working mainly within the realm of sculpture, Smith also generates installations, paintings and drawings as part of his artistic output.
Roch received a BFA (Honours Sculpture) from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (ECIAD – 1997) and an MFA from York University (2003). A teacher as well as an artist, he has taught classes at the University of Waterloo, ECIAD and York University. He currently manages and operates the bronze and aluminum foundry at York University.
Roch has exhibited throughout Canada and in the US and his work is included in private, corporate and museum collections in British Columbia, Toronto, Los Angeles and New York.