Exhibition: Ms. Teri & Cat Prince | Crafty Cunts
Dates: August 16 - September 1, 2018
Opening vernissage: Thursday August 16th, 5-8pm
Curated by two women, the exhibition "Crafty Cunts" is a meeting between fine art and craft, crossing historical and contemporary imagery. All the artworks displayed are the result of an act of creation lived in a very ritual way by the two artists, who bring their respective cultures - Asia and Eastern Europe - into a discussion. They come therefore with their own references that have not always coexisted, and rally around a common vision: confronting the distortion of gender norms with contradictory expectations society places on femininity.
All these crossroads result in a work that is attractive yet revolting, luring in viewers through sensual visual qualities, yet simultaneously turning them away due to twisted dark undertones. By delving into themes relating to femininity through painting, ceramics or even various print techniques, the two artists begin to deconstruct and break down these longstanding limitations while celebrating their diverse abilities in craftsmanship and conceptualization.
Graduated from Concordia University in painting and drawing, Cat Prince is interested in the protocols of socio economics within taboo sub cultures. Working as an artist and in strip clubs concurrently, nightlife and consumerism are favorite subjects. Her perspective is feminist, labor oriented as it deals with the transparencies and nuances of society. She creates abstractions, searches to represent aspects of the sexualized vs. sexuality and how it translates on to canvas and through clay.
Born in Czech Republic and raised in Montreal, Ms. Teri often refers to Europe’s history for inspiration and visual language. Throughout her bachelor’s degree at Concordia University, her desire to master many material forms has lead her to explore painting, drawing, printmaking, fibres and ceramics, always alluding to personal chronicles of urban life and spirituality. Best known for her work in Montreal's street art scene, her artworks show that a detailed craftsmanship is essential to her ethic.