CAMILLA SINGH: Filthy by Nature

  • Talisman for Curatorial Practice (hare & panther) by Camilla Singh
    foam, resin
    dimensions variable
    2014
  • Study for a Uniform (Kristin) V by Camilla Singh
    muslin, plaster
    31.0 x 11.0 inches | 79 x 28 cm
    2013
  • Study for a Uniform (Kristin) IV by Camilla Singh
    Muslin, plaster
    25.0 x 8.0 inches | 64 x 20 cm
    2013
  • Study for a Uniform (Kristin) III by Camilla Singh
    muslin, plaster, resin, pigment
    31.0 x 11.0 inches | 79 x 28 cm
    2013
  • Secret VII, Variation 5 by Camilla Singh
    graphite on paper
    30.0 x 44.0 inches | 76 x 112 cm
    2013
  • Non-standing Goblet #5 by Camilla Singh
    bronze
    7.0 x 4.5 inches | 18 x 11 cm
    2014
  • Non-standing Goblet #4 by Camilla Singh
    bronze
    7.0 x 4.5 inches | 18 x 11 cm
    2014
  • Non-standing Goblet #3 by Camilla Singh
    bronze
    7.0 x 4.5 inches | 18 x 11 cm
    2014
  • Non-standing Goblet #2 by Camilla Singh
    bronze
    7.0 x 4.5 inches | 18 x 11 cm
    2014
  • Non-standing Goblet #1 by Camilla Singh
    bronze
    7.0 x 4.5 inches | 18 x 11 cm
    2014
  • Marvin & Dara Singer Châtelaine for Magic Pony and Narwhal Co-Founder Kristin Weckworth by Camilla Singh
    mixed media, edition 1 of 3
    15.0 x 8.5 inches | 38 x 22 cm
    2014
  • Living Office by Camilla Singh
    c-print, face-mounted on Dibond, edition 2 of 7
    16.0 x 24.0 inches | 41 x 61 cm
    2008
  • Hare & Panther Tree #3 by Camilla Singh
    bronze, edition of
    7.0 x 5.0 inches | 18 x 13 cm
    2014
  • Hare & Panther Tree #2 by Camilla Singh
    bronze, edition of
    7.0 x 5.0 inches | 18 x 13 cm
    2014
  • Hare & Panther Tree #1 by Camilla Singh
    bronze, edition of
    7.0 x 5.0 inches | 18 x 13 cm
    2014
  • FBN Curatorial Intern Uniform by Camilla Singh
    cotton jacket, pants, jika-tabi (boots), belt, FBN label, military aiguillette adapted for curatorial interns, leather, glass, budgie feathers, edition 1 of 10
    65.0 x 24.0 inches | 165 x 61 cm
    2014
  • Coffee Tongue (Derek) by Camilla Singh
    Take-out cup, resin, pigment, shelf, edition of
    6.5 x 10.0 inches | 17 x 25 cm
    2014
  • Châtelaine for Winnipeg Art Gallery Curator of Contemporary Art Paul Butler by Camilla Singh
    mixed media, edition 1 of 3
    15.0 x 8.5 inches | 38 x 22 cm
    2014
  • Châtelaine for Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art Artistic Director & Curator David Liss by Camilla Singh
    mixed media, edition 1 of 3
    15.0 x 8.5 inches | 38 x 22 cm
    2014
  • Châtelaine for Artist and Indie Curator Derek Mainella by Camilla Singh
    mixed media, edition 1 of 3
    15.0 x 8.5 inches | 38 x 22 cm
    2014
  • Châtelaine for Art Gallery of York University Director Philip Monk by Camilla Singh
    mixed media, edition 1 of 3
    15.0 x 8.5 inches | 38 x 22 cm
    2014
  • Châtelaine for Art Gallery of York University Assistant Director/Curator Emelie Chhangur by Camilla Singh
    mixed media (including the artist´s blood), edition 1 of 3
    15.0 x 8.5 inches | 38 x 22 cm
    2014
  • Boli (Kristin) by Camilla Singh
    clay, glaze, gold leaf, beeswax, rosebuds, violet petals, peony petals, rose petals, lavender, acorns, pearls, quartz, amethyst, 12 sided die, unicorn, edition of
    12.0 x 5.0 inches | 30 x 13 cm
    2014
  • Assisting hands unbounded by time and space (w/ paper wad & garbage can) by Camilla Singh
    paper, resin, pigment, garbage can, edition of
    18.0 x 9.0 inches | 46 x 23 cm
    2014
  • The Residency by Camilla Singh
    c-print, face-mounted on Dibond, edition 1 of 7
    16.0 x 24.0 inches | 41 x 61 cm
    2014

 

 

 

CAMILLA SINGH: Filthy by Nature

Camilla Singh,

October 18 - November 13, 2014

Opening reception: October 18

Filthy by Nature is a fashion label established in 2014 that debuted a line of uniforms for curators in Camilla Singh’s solo exhibition Uniforms for Non-Uniform Work at the Art Gallery of York University. She recorded and transcribed interviews with curators as source material and produced uniforms to introduce a story depicting contemporary curatorial practice using sculpture and installation.

In her first solo exhibition at De Luca Fine Art, Singh’s sculptural works signify the particularities of a curator’s methodology. Taken from their original context for closer inspection, these objects also exhibit a pragmatic quality and expose a broader relationship to curatorial practice and explorations about the nature of work.

Singh has been exploring the subject of work and its role in creating values, shaping modes of conduct and behavior and affecting collective psychology, daily habits and emotional and physical well being.  Through the multi-disciplinary approach of her studio practice she looks for ways to question the nature of work, why it is highly regarded, and what it means to disengage from that aspect of culture and to see work-culture through another lens.  In this exhibition she releases the tools and talismans of curatorial practice from the uniforms of the curators they were created for.

 

 

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photos: Walter Willems | de luca fine art  ©2014