Amanda McCavour, Flux, MFA Thesis Exhibition.
Flux: alteration, change, flow, fluidity, instability, modification, motion, mutability, transition.
Flux is mixed media installation that is in a state of becoming or coming undone. Through incorporating elements that have a range of intervention and are at different states of completion, Flux will disrupt the illusion of the final polished artwork, leaving room for possibility. The “unfinished” gives room to imagine the potential in materials, highlighting the idea that this work could grow and evolve. McCavour is motivated by an interest in the natural formations of plant life and mineral structures. Flux will contain artificial interpretations of these phenomena. These mimicked forms act as the marks of drawings where the lines are sculptural and exist in three dimensions.
Flux is Amanda McCavour’s final show as an MFA candidate at Tyler School of Art. She holds a BFA from York University (Toronto, ON) where she studied drawing and installation. Since graduating in 2007, she has participated in national and international exhibitions and has recently completed residencies at Harbourfront Centre’s Textile Studio (Toronto, ON), at Maison des Metiers D’art de Quebec (Quebec City, QB) and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (Dawson City, YK). She is the recipient of Grants and Scholarships from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Crafts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, the Surface Design Association, the Handweavers Guild of America, and the Embroiderer’s Guild of America.