Rat, Plastic, Wood is an exhibition of hybrid sculptures centring the physical manifestation of interspecies intra-action and natural forms of contamination-as-collaboration. A central structure of wood and plastic becomes the locus of boundaryless activity where soil, yeast, fermentation, hardtack, garbage all share space and interact. While making your way, you may collide with fruit flies and the aromatics of fermenting pine, noodles, dirt, and rotting banana. You may hear the low rumble of a dehumidifier, the wet sizzle of dry soil sucking up water. Nothing is inert, everything is potentialized.
Photography: Scott Lee
Maria Simmons investigates potentialized environments through the creation of multidisciplinary sculpture and installation. She has recently exhibited at The Plumb, Ed Video Media Art Centre, Art Gallery of Hamilton, and Hamilton Artists Inc. She has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council and a nomination for the Hamilton Arts Award. Maria Simmons is from Hamilton.