Kinetic sculptor Lois Andison headlines speaker series

Lois Andison, one of Toronto’s most noted multimedia artists, will headline the Department of Visual Arts’ artist speakers series on Wednesday, March 3, from 12:30 to 2pm in Room 214 of  the University’s Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts.

Left: Lois Andison 

The event includes a post-lecture reception where the public is invited to meet and chat with the artist in an informal atmosphere.

Andison received a BFA (Honours) degree from York University in 1990, graduating first class with distinction. Exhibiting nationally and internationally, her sculptural installations have been shown in Toronto, Montreal, Lethbridge, New York and Mexico City.

Right: One of Andison’s art works, Made of the Mist 

She is represented by Sable-Castelli Gallery in Toronto and Galerie Art Mûr in Montreal. Andison has received numerous awards and her work is held in various private collections. She currently teaches design at the Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning’s Art & Art History joint progrm with the University of Toronto at Mississauga.

Andison’s kinetic sculptures and installations explore the intersection of technology, nature, and the body. Threatening, vulnerable, seductive and ironic, her mechanized female forms, in particular, create a parody of our ideals of femininity while underscoring society’s insidious expectations of beauty.

Left: Iris Close, another of Andison’s creations

This midday lecture series gives students and the wider York University community access to leading visual artists and their work through illustrated talks, providing both personal and “big picture” insight into the contemporary visual arts scene in Canada. The series is coordinated by visual arts Professor Michel Daigneault in the Faculty of Fine Arts. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.