DISCOVERY

Seymour Art Gallery

Juried Exhibition for New and Emerging Artists
January 16 – February 27, 2021

Juried by photographer Taehoon Kim, performance curator Joyce Rosario, and Seymour Art Gallery’s curator/director Vanessa Black, Discovery is an exhibition that exposes emerging artists. This new and eclectic show presents a collection of work by nine exhibiting artists. They explore themes of diaspora, nostalgia, language, immigration, queer identity, social media, and gender politics through various media.

Artists: Angelica Brzyska, Zoe Cire, Samantha Harrison, Karl Hipol (Honorable mention awardee),

          ramchild, Lyndsay McKay, Alex Sandvoss, Svava Tergesen, and Gloria Wong

Karl Hipol’s abstract paintings reflect his lived experiences as a Filipino immigrant and student-artist living in Canada and explore the history, process, and immigration themes. Hipol’s mixed media paintings have layers of personal metaphors and symbolism. The first layer is the support, and Hipol uses denim to represent Canada, in a nod to the “Canadian Tuxedo.” The second layer is the collaging of acrylic ‘skins,’ which represent emigrating from one place to another. The third layer is made up of marks on the canvas, representing the contributions and impacts Hipol makes in this community. His paintings serve both as a memoir and a blueprint that traces who he is, where he came from, and his continuing journey. Curator/Director, Vanessa Black.

Copyright by Seymour Art Gallery

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Mirroring Silhouette. 2019. Acrylic, acrylic gouache, China marker, all pencil, white ink pen, correction fluid, canvas collage, and Acrylic skin on Denim. 36" x48." Exhibited at the Seymour Art Gallery during the "Discovery 2021" and Honourable mention awardee.
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Sole Silhouette. 2019. Acrylic, acrylic gouache, China marker, all pencil, white ink pen, correction fluid, canvas collage, and Acrylic skin on Denim. 36 x 48 inches.

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Sole Silhouette. 2019 (detail). Photo by Seymour Art Gallery.

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Mirroring Silhouette. 2019. Acrylic, acrylic gouache, China marker, all pencil, white ink pen, correction fluid, canvas collage, and Acrylic skin on Denim. 36 x 48 inches.

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Mirroring Silhouette. 2019 (detail). Photo by Seymour Art Gallery.

Exhibition interview with Karl M Hipol