Amanda Durepos | Please

Amanda Durepos’ latest show is a paper-based exploration of the word “please.” Pleasing, pleading. Having to ask for permission, for more. Longing and jealousy. Incredulity! Desperation. The show was inspired by a whirlwind year of online dating and empowerment through the internet.

Amanda’s  collages are whimsical, sometimes funny, sometimes uncomfortable, and always uncanny. Her work is an exploration of technology and how it shapes culture and behavior: how the internet impacts our relationships, alters our perception of ourselves, and silently documents our lives (for better or for worse).

Les collages de Amanda Durepos sont fantaisistes, parfois drôle, et toujours étrange. Son travail est une exploration de la technologie et comment elle façonne la culture et le comportement : comment l’internet affecte nos relations, modifie notre perception de nous-mêmes, et documente nos vies (pour le meilleur ou pour le pire). L’artiste présente une exploration de l’expression « s’il vous plait », inspiré par un an tourbillon de rencontres en ligne et de l’autonomisation à travers l’internet.

Amanda Durepos holds a BFA from Concordia University and is a member of Montreal-based art collective CTRL+V.

www.amandadurepos.com // www.instagram.com/amandadurepos


Also on display is a series of poems and short essays exploring the many meanings of the word Please, written by:

Steph Colbourn
Emma Overton
Vincent Doyle
Brad Tiller
Nicholas Laugher
Paul Solomon
Richard Stassen

 

Exhibition April 7 – April 23 2016

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