GALLERY GALLERY GALLERY!
By Nathalie Quagliotto
Gallery Intervention, 3 identical yellow neon signs (2013)
4 April to 26 July 2014
Three yellow neon signs that read the word “GALLERY” originally produced for a site-specific project organized by the Blackwood Gallery in 2013, are travelling to the Niagara Artist’s Centre from 4 April to 26 July 2014. Placed in NAC’s street level front window gallery in close-proximity of one another, these neons mimic commercial publicity signage and humorously exaggerate this overlooked area to create a superfluous gallery space.
Nathalie Quagliotto (B. Montreal, Quebec) is a Toronto based conceptual artist who uses humour and disruptive situations to comment on the criticality of the art environment. She earned her MFA in sculpture from the University of Waterloo in 2009 and her BFA in studio from Concordia University in 2007. In 2008 she apprenticed under Turner Prize winning conceptual artist Martin Creed in London, England, thanks to the University of Waterloo’s Keith and Winifred Shantz fellowship. She has shown nationally and internationally and her work is in various private and public collections in North America, such as the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Michigan. She is a grant recipient from the Toronto Arts Council as well as the Ontario Arts Council of Canada. She has recently shown at the Museum of Design Atlanta, Georgia, as part of the “XYZ: Alternative Voices in Game Design” new media exhibition. She has upcoming exhibitions across Canada and in New York in the States.
Photo by: Toni Hafkenscheid