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Kaley Flowers,
Toronto, ON

Juror's Choice Award

Size

10" x 7" x 8"

Medium

Porcelain, mohair, silk.

This ceramic work illustrates an experience of navigating digital domains. When logging online – a realm of constructed avatars and fabricated spaces – one can achieve a sense of freedom. As an “internet explorer”, this figure can exist as an anonymous, fluid entity through the shedding of physical body and outward identity. At figurine scale, the work nods to a rich history of traditional porcelain figures, yet provides a contemporary observation of the world today. Within the grind of late capitalism, the environmental crisis and unstable political climate, many turn to digital spaces in order to escape.

Juror's Choice Award

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Kaley Flowers,
Toronto, ON

About the artist
About the artist

Kaley Flowers
Toronto, ON

Kaley Flowers is a ceramic artist currently living and working as an Artist-in-Residence in Toronto's Harbourfront Centre. Digital culture, online trends and early internet ephemera are some of the influences in her work. She explores her ideas through a mythology of characters and "cyber artifacts" in attempts to solidify the fleeting virtual imagery of our past and present into tangible objects. Interested in the intrinsic narratives of material, her work utilizes clay with both historical and contemporary references, creating work that looks deeper into our relationships with technology, each other, and the objects around us.

Kaley has exhibited internationally and across Canada in galleries such as Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, The Hole in NYC, and Dunlop gallery in Regina. In 2018, she exhibited alongside Adrienne Crossman at Toronto's 8-11 gallery, and was awarded the Kent and Doug Farndale Award of Excellence by Craft Ontario.

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