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Lot 36      
Maggie Groat

F F > I / E
found paper on archival board, custom painted frame
14" x 26" framed
Estimate $2,200

Courtesy of the artist

Maggie Groat’s F F > I / E is part of an ongoing study into ideas of imperfect symmetries and unfolding patterning composed through modified, and recontextualized, found images. Groat is a visual artist who utilizes a range of media including works on paper, sculpture, textiles, site-specific interventions and publications to interrogate methodologies of collage. Her research surrounds site-responsiveness with regard to slow living, shifting territories, alternative and decolonial ways-of-being, and the transformation of salvaged materials into utilitarian objects for speculation, vision and action. The approaches and perspectives demonstrated within her practice are informed by her Haudenosaunee and Settler ancestry, her roles as mother and environmental steward. Her work has been shown at many notable institutions across Canada, including Western Front (Vancouver); Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff); Art Gallery of York University (Toronto); Art Museum University of Toronto; and SBC (Montreal), and has twice been longlisted for the Sobey Art Award (2015, 2018). She is the editor of The Lake (Art Metropole, 2014) and ALMANAC (KWAG, 2017). She is currently a lecturer in the Visual Studies department at the University of Toronto and lives with her partner and three young children on the land between two lakes, the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Chonnonton and Anishnaabeg.