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Things are heating up! Nicole Levaque + Indigenous Harm Reduction TO

Welcome back for another round of ART LOTTO!

Gabriel Baribeau is yesterday’s prize. Today we have a stunner on the block by artist Nicole Levaque. Visit artlotto.ca to enter to win.

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LOTTO No.02

Artist: Nicole Levaque

Cause: Toronto Indigenous Harm Reduction

Lotto Drops: January 18th, 2021

Lotto Ends: January 31st, 2021

ABOUT THE PIECE:

Title: Accidents of Imitation

Size: 12” x 12” x 3.5”

Medium: Ceramic

Year: 2019

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About the Artist + Cause

Nicole Levaque (b. 1991) is a settler Canadian artist, currently based in Tkaronto. Levaque works through sculptural installations and ceramics to address hierarchies of consumption, chronic pain and her emotional attachment to objects. She uses ceramics for its familiarity rooted in touch and the immediacy of its materiality.  Each vessel is hand-built, precarious in the interpretation of usefulness and function. Embracing failure and intuitive making is central to her work. 

Levaque holds an MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University (2019) and a BFA in Painting from Concordia University in Tio'tiá:ke (Montreal), Quebec (2014). She recently finished a year long residency at the Visual Arts Centre of Richmond (Richmond, Virginia).  Levaque has also been an artist in residence at Mildred’s Lane (Narrowsburg Ny), SIM (Reykjavik, Iceland), Von (Cuernavaca, Mexico) and held the Sculpture Practicum position at The Banff Center (Banff, Alberta) in 2016. She was a founding member of the former studio collective and project space Casino, based out of Hamilton, Ontario. Her work has been exhibited and collected locally and internationally, including at the True Luck Gallery, Anderson Gallery, Spriten Kunsthall, York University and Guadalarjara90210. 

During her time at Banff Centre, Nicole was introduced to a leader of Toronto Indigenous Harm Reduction and has followed their work supplying indigenous community members with necessary supplies, care, and support. They are part of a larger network that works to “support and nurture the further development of essential cultural knowledge and health services to our community members, locally, provincially and nationally.” Funds raised for the group will go toward:

• honorarium to our outreach teams
• winter supplies, food, clothing and shelter
• access to medicines and cultural harm reduction resources
• mentorship and training
• Transportation
• Supplies and Materials for street outreach
• Harm Reduction Nursing kits
• PPE

Learn more about their ongoing work HERE.


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February 15th - Laura Hudspith


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