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Sophia Solaris: Summer Residency

Sophia Solaris, ECFTA Summer Artist-in-Residence

July 14 to August 16, 2014
Installation opening Saturday, July 19, 2 to 4pm

Solaris works within a modernist tradition of geometric, non-objective art reminiscent of early abstractionists. Solaris re-imagines prosaic objects like giant industrial plastic bags or empty prescription pill bottles, transforming them from their original function into calming vistas of linearity. Making use of the detritus of contemporary products, she subtly subverts the noise and busyness of everyday life into tranquil and contemplative sculptural images. The disorder of debris is ordered into a harmonic visual language which utilizes minimal information to bring about feelings of serenity in the viewer.

During her residency at the Elora Centre for the Arts Solaris will explore ceramics working in our pottery studio. Solaris began a body of work involving ceramics in 2009, this residency will enable Solaris to experiment with the medium and interact with the numerous potters and sculptors in Centre Wellington.

About the Artist

Sophia Solaris was born in Germany and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe in 2011. She had her first solo exhibition in Canada at Cambridge Galleries in 2011 and since then continues to show both in Canada and Germany. She currently lives in Kitchener, Ontario. http://www.sophiasolaris.com/