Ashley Slemming – Finery Façade2017-07-17_21.20.33.jpg

Show runs: July 24 – Sept. 29, 2017-07-27

Reception: September 28, 2017 6 pm – 7 pm

Marion Nicoll Gallery +15 Space at Arts Commons

Two elegantly dressed Victorian figurines on a paper doily stand poised — “I cannot believe it, the audacity!” one figurine exclaims sharply. The other replies, “Who would do such a thing?”

Gossiping and sneering about faux pas fake fine dinnerware, ignorant of their own inauthentic identities as Made in China Victorian figurines, they remain marked by sticker underfoot.

Finery, Facade utilizes found objects and embellished paper plates to comment on kitsch, commodity, and mass-produced culturally charged objects.

Ashley Slemming is an artist based in her hometown, Calgary Alberta. She recently received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Print Media in 2017 and is currently focusing her conceptual practice around themes of cultural display, patterns, and repetition.