Stanzie Tooth,  High Stepping  (2015); oil on canvas over panel, 11 x 14 inches

Stanzie Tooth, High Stepping (2015); oil on canvas over panel, 11 x 14 inches

STANZIE TOOTH, MFA '15, Thesis Exhibition, Hand to Ground, Karsh-Masson Gallery

Wednesday, August 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

All welcome. Free admission.

Stemming from her upbringing in rural Ontario, Stanzie Tooth’s paintings question ideas of personal ecology and a sense of engagement, or interference, with one’s environment. Recent works show various states of morphogenesis; figures are caught in scenes of (de)evolution, haunted by the looming mystery of their destined form. Inspired by the Margaret Atwood novel Surfacing, this body of work looks at conventions of landscape painting and obscures these to express potential for alternative notions of identity to be discovered within the land.

Stanzie Tooth is an MFA candidate at the University of Ottawa. In 2007 she received her BFA from the Ontario College of Art & Design with an award for excellence in painting. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Canada including 60 Painters at Humber College, an ambitious overview of contemporary Canadian painting. She was recently named the 2015 recipient of the Joseph Plaskett Award. Stanzie Tooth is represented by General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto.

As a supplement to our regular programming, Karsh-Masson Gallery is pleased to partner with the University of Ottawa’s Department of Visual Arts to provide a valuable mentorship and professional development opportunity.

Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West  
613-580-2424 (14167)   TTY 613-580-2401

Open daily 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The gallery will remain open on Monday, August 3.
Free admission. Wheelchair accessible.