KEN NICOL www.k-nicol.com
“Ken Nicol’s work is part savant and part madness; using everyday objects to the extreme he creates work that boggles the imagination. With simple tools, like Bic pens, tape, and Fine Makers, he runs them through a grueling, time dense process that only ends when the pens, or rolls expire. He combines the obsessive talents of a collector, with a keen observational talent of seeing art in common things and daily life, and then is able to create the tools (his work) for us to see it too. Genuine, humble and moving” (Todd Falkowsky via The Canadian Design Resource). Lois
LOIS ANDISON www.loisandison.com
Lois Andison is a sculptor/installation artist based in Toronto, Ontario. Her art practice ranges from kinetic sculpture where she uses movement to initiate an experience/exchange between the viewer and the work, through video and photography which she uses to document and interpret both time and motion. The latter approach can be seen in her year-long time-lapse of an urban garden and through her motion studies that are observations of the still and the moving. Her sculptural works address the mediated body and the performative and often involve an element of humor. Lately, her conceptual interests in language as a medium and kinetic type as movement have led to her incorporate text in her sculptures. Lois has exhibited nationally and internationally including such cities as Mexico City, Boston, New York, Montreal, Lethbridge and Buffalo. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards and her work is part of both private and corporate collections. This project is curated by Magda Gonzalez-Mora.