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All set up with no place to show: COVID-19 robbed these art students of a chance to show their work

By Sue Carter
Special to the Star
Mon., May 11, 2020

Suzanne Simoni, OCAD University

Simoni, a mature student who returned to OCAD for its master’s sculpture program, received a double blow this spring when the unveiling of her public-art piece at Scarborough’s Parkway Mall was delayed until later this summer.

“ThreeSidesOneGesture,” a sunny-yellow galvanized steel tube archway, pays homage to the area’s history as a location for raising race horses.

At Gallery 1313, Simoni planned to install five-foot-high steel pipes tethered with aircraft cables to rocks from the Canadian Shield, forming an unbalanced ecosystem. For now, Simoni — at home making sculptural maquettes out of wire, clay and foam — is playing with the idea of COVID-19. “I’m interested in things that are extensive over time and space, like megacities and black holes,” she says. “How do we relate to objects so big that we can’t really conceive of them?”

Simoni’s website: www.suzannesimoni.com

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Summer 2020     Public art sculpture,ThreeSidesOneGesture, to open at Parkway Mall

April 2020             GradEx at OCADU cancelled

April 2020             Opening of "Locating Impermanence" April 2nd, at Gallery 1313 cancelled 



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