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2018 THESIS AWARD SHOW | MICHELLE PERAZA

Running from Wednesday June 13th 2018 to Friday July 13th 2018

2018 THESIS AWARD SHOW

MICHELLE PERAZA

Patria Potestas

June 13th – July 13th, 2018

Reception: Thursday, June 14th, 7-9pm

Location: ARTiculations, 2928 Dundas St West

In Peraza’s highly detailed, thoughtful portraits there are mirrors to be found in the pensive faces of the artist’s friends and family. How do we, too, trace the lines in our own faces, the paths of our own familial history? These meticulously made paintings hint at the architecture of others while leaving room for us to not only relate, but to imagine narratives also. What tales do these faces tell? What chapters are next? Each wrinkle feels familiar yet strange, each gaze friendly yet focused. Michelle is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design University.

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About the 2018 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. 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 winner, Michelle Peraza. In addition to a solo exhibition Michelle will receive studio credit with Akin Collective as part of the award.

Text by Michael Vickers.

About ARTiculations:

Located in The Junction, ARTiculations is an independently owned and operated Art Supply Store, Art Gallery and Studio offering quality art supplies and services to artists and creative explorers of all ages. We are passionate about the power of creativity and its potential for personal transformation.

About Akin:

Akin is a Toronto-based arts organization that provides affordable studio space to nearly 300 artists across its 8 locations. In addition, Akin programs roughly 60 arts-based events per year across the city.

Akin’s studios provide a working environment that maintains a friendly and inspiring atmosphere where people can work on creative endeavours and entrepreneurial undertakings of all kinds. Akin builds community through monthly art critiques, workshops, open studio events, gallery tours, exhibitions, as well as various other art projects.