Artist talk for the exhibition, Nathalie Quagliotto – Safety Measures.
Nathalie Quagliotto’s practice transforms gallery spaces through play, both physical and imaginary. How we perceive relationships through play is inseparable from its cycles of tension and resolution, as well as its negotiations of contact and distance, of caution and risk. Quagliotto isolates these tensions within objects—lollypops, warning signs, swings—and locates them in the gallery space. Using safety yellow, she mirrors, duplicates and fuses elements, while challenging us to push and pull.
– Natalia Lebedinskaia
Nathalie Quagliotto is a conceptual artist. She has a MFA in sculpture from the University of Waterloo and a BFA from Concordia University. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, namely at the Museum of Design Atlanta. Her work is included in collections across North America, such as at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, in Michigan, and in the Collection Majudia, in Montreal. She has received grants from the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council. She has upcoming exhibitions across Canada and in the USA.