Micky Renders is a visual artist, educator and our featured artist today! Micky uses her practice as a way to explore how art can help transform societies and minds. Through inclusive, multi-media artworks and help with community art projects, Micky opens up spaces for dialogue and discussion.
One of the artist’s most recent works is a painting series entitled Finding Joy. The series includes 26 individual paintings, each of which is a simple colour gradient. The paintings, each in a frame painted to match its colour, are arranged along a gallery wall in a fifty-foot line. I like the way this work combines simple painting with interactive art and installation. The length of the series of paintings means the viewer has to walk a short distance to view and experience all of them, and they must be experienced in a sequence rather than as a whole.
Micky has also created more traditional installation works, such as her 2012 installation OUTSIDERS. In this work, the artist created a series of sculptures of human forms, made by wrapping project collaborators in plastic wrap that was then hardened to create a solid statue. The finished pieces were arranged throughout downtown Toronto.