George Gilmour Members’ Gallery

Elizabeth D’Agostino

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DATE

February 22, 2014March 29, 2014

Opening Reception

February 21, 20146:30 – 8:30 PM

exhibitions

Elizabeth D'Agostino, Journal of the Unlikely Botanist, 2013, installation detail, cast plaster with acrylic paint, wood

Elizabeth D’Agostino’s recent work combines printmaking with sculpture, creating installations that examine human interaction within settings surrounded by environmental and physical change. Hybrid forms are created from human artifacts, anatomical references, insects, vegetable and animal life. Within these invented environments, relationships in space and structure are re-purposed to create new narratives modified and influenced by their unique characteristics and surroundings. This current body of work chronicles reunions, farewells, familiar places and the uncharted sites. The narrative imagery exists in a dreamlike world where fleeting images are present, alluding to nostalgia for the comfort of the familiar.

Elizabeth D’Agostino is a Toronto-based artist, educator and arts administrator. She is currently the Program Coordinator at Toronto School of Art. Previously, D’Agostino was the Associate Dean at White Mountain Academy of the Arts, where she also managed the Printmaking Program. She has also taught at Ontario College of Art and Design University and the Ringling College of Art and Design. D’Agostino exhibits at Loop Gallery, Toronto and is a member of Open Studio. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and internationally including Iziko Museum of Cape Town, South Africa, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, and The Print Center, Philadelphia. D’Agostino’s prints can also be found in many private and public collections including the University of Changchun Jilin, China; Frans Masareel Centrum, Belgium and Ernst and Young, Canada. She is the recipient of several awards and fellowships from the Ontario Arts Council and Kala Art Institute.