2014 Season I
Artist Statement/ Biography
Through vast drawing installation and intimate sculptural elements my practice investigates codes of figurative display. I create portraits that are equal parts deconstructed monument and phantasmagoria. Themes of grandeur, cultural memory and contemporary identity are offset by a deliberate self-pleasure from re-ordering bodies in public space the way I wish to see them.---
Esther Simmonds-MacAdam holds an MA from the University of Toronto in Sociology and Equity Studies and a BA in Woman’s Studies from Concordia University in Montreal. She has participated in residencies at The Banff Centre (2012, 2013) and created site-specific installations for The Gateway Project at Newark Penn Station, The Art Gallery of Peterborough and The Art Gallery of Ontario. A current project, separates the man from the horse will be presented at Ace Art Inc, (Winnipeg) in the fall of 2015.