relay is a mid-career survey exhibition investigating the multidisciplinary art of Lois Andison. Representing a fifteen-year period of artistic production that ranges from kinetic sculpture to video to text-based works, this portion of the multi-venue survey features two significant large installations solving man ray’s obstruction and the floor’s the limit, alongside several new works created specifically for the exhibition, including nudging marcel and salt, sugar, sweet, sour. While many of her recent works draw heavily on the influence of 20th century masters, including Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp and Picasso, they also challenge and provoke the orthodoxy of this Modernist hierarchy. Andison’s artworks engage equally the body and mind with complex engineering that results in elegant minimalist constructions.
Photography: Toni Hafkenscheid
Lois Andison is a Canadian-born artist whose multidisciplinary practice ranges from kinetic sculpture, to video and text-based installations. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in Toronto, Montréal, Lethbridge, Mexico City, Boston, Buffalo and New York. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Bank of Montreal and Donovan Collection. She is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo and lives in Toronto. Lois Andison is represented by Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto and Art Mûr, Montréal.