Toronto-based Roula Partheniou makes remarkable sculptural replicas based on domestic items, construction materials and office supplies. Whether stacked, shelved or left leaning against the wall, the artist’s use of precise forms and a reductive colour palette elicits a double take that invites viewers to pause and reconsider how their initial reading of common visual cues can often be deceptive. Inventory is a survey exhibition that recontextualizes a selection of works made between 2010-2015, ranging from sculptures that first appeared in the solo exhibition Never Odd or Even to new and more recent works that formed parts of the artist’s installation House & Home & Garden. Responding to the unique circumstance of the gallery, Inventory is an opportunity to explore new pairings and relationships between the artist’s accumulated lexicon of objects. Roula Partheniou is represented by MKG127, Toronto.
Photography: Scott Lee
Roula Partheniou has exhibited across Canada and internationally. Her work is held in numerous private collections and in the corporate and institutional collections of the Bank of Montreal, TD Bank, MunichRe, the Royal Bank of Canada, University of Toronto, and the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives. She is a co-founder of Nothing Else Press and lives in Toronto. Roula Partheniou is represented by MKG127, Toronto.