The Soft Spot That Holds Us Together (2016)  is a body of work made during my residency at Younger Than Beyonce Gallery in Toronto, ON. The residency consisted of nine local artists working in a peer-to-peer manner to facilitate workshops that allowed us to broaden one another's practice.

During the residency, the artist cohabited the gallery and used the space as a studio for their art practice. In a city where space comes at a premium cost, the allowance of space was appreciated. The concept of creating in the exact place you would show was daunting. It reminded me of a singer who in the weeks leading up to a performance never get off the stage. The vulnerability within this experience was apparent.

I decided to exploit this emotion and investigate vulnerability and what it might look like as a series of objects. The process of creating came through a series of questions.

Q: If Vulnerability were a person, what kind of person would they be?
Q: Would they show their sensibility?
Q: What would their sanctuary look like?

The answers came through writing a short poem and making small paper collages that were paired with wood, concrete, and organza fabric.

Vulnerability?
The soft spot that holds us together.
Right.
The observer.
A drifter seeking attachment.
Not everyone and anyone
Another with awareness.
The mender
to sand and patch
until they find another.

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The Soft Spot That Holds Us Together

2016

Installation view

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The Soft Spot That Holds Us Together

2016

Installation view

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The Soft Spot That Holds Us Together

2016

Detail view

Laser print collage, wood and fabric

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The Soft Spot That Holds Us Together

2016

Detail view

Laser print collage, wood, concrete and fabric

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The Soft Spot That Holds Us Together

2016

Detail view

Laser print collage, wood and concrete 

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The Soft Spot That Holds Us Together

2016

Detail view

Laser print collage, wood, concrete and fabric

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The Soft Spot That Holds Us Together

2016

Installation and detail view

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The Soft Spot That Holds Us Together

2016

Installation view

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The Soft Spot That Holds Us Together

2016

Installation view

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The Soft Spot That Holds Us Together

2016

Installation and detailed view

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The Soft Spot That Holds Us Together

2016

Installation and detailed view

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