Stumble: Stephen Schofield

Date: Apr 9 - Oct 17, 2010
Artist: Stephen Schofield
Curated by: Sarah Quinton

Montreal artist Stephen Schofield’s one-and-a-half life-sized sculptures are intensely sensual. His patchwork figures, based on Pliny the Elder’s tale of Dibutade recounting the origin of drawing, are mapped from the male body and then expertly tailored out of old clothes. Soaked in sugar water and then inflated, the cloth becomes a taut skin that contains the human forms that hover between a highly spirited/spiritual realm and a dream world filled with personal reverie.

Stephen Schofield would like to acknowledge the support of Fonds qué bé cois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC).

Find out more about Person Place Thing, three exhibitions featuring Lia Cook, David R. Harper and Stephen Schofield.

 

Related Programs and Events

2-Day Workshop: Photo Image Silk Screen with Jeff Garcia
Saturday June 12 and Sunday June 13, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Learn a variety of techniques for printing photo images onto cloth and paper. Includes a visit to the exhibition Faces & Mazes and hands-on work in the studio. Co-presented with the Contemporary Textile Studio Co-op.

Members $120, Non-members $144, Full-time students $80. Materials $35.
Advance registration is required, class size is limited. To register, call 416-599-5321 x 2221.

Seminar: Rogue Embroidery with David R. Harper
Saturday August 14, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Spend a day with the artist and explore embroidery as a creative and experimental method of expression where patterns, drawings, and images can be transferred and embroidered onto various unusual surfaces. Includes an illustrated lecture on historical, narrative, and rogue embroidery, and embroidery in relation to taxidermy.

Members $50, Non-members $65, Full-time students $40. Materials $8.
Advance registration is required, class size is limited. To register, call 416-599-5321 x 2221.

Seminar: Adam's Simple Ration with Stephen Schofield
Saturday October 16, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Spend a day with the artist that includes an illustrated lecture, a walkthrough of the exhibition, and experimentation with eggs to produce temporary sculptures. Test the potential of food as an art-making material and consider the poetic transformations that take place when “Adam’s simple ration” is put to use.

Members $50, Non-members $65, Full-time students $40. Materials $8.
Advance registration is required, class size is limited. To register, call 416-599-5321 x 2221.