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Exploring Imagination: Art by Stephanie Cormier


A sculpture made from discarded cardboard, plastic, and other materialsUntitled

Stephanie Cormier is a Toronto-based artist who works with various media, including found objects and unexpected construction materials, to create strange assemblages exploring imagination. The artist’s works take on an appearance that’s at once alien and vaguely familiar, like an object from a dream.


A wall-hanging installtion with textile elementsUntitled

 

The artist’s recent series Something From Nothing is made up of works that express imaginary objects. As Stephanie says in her artist’s statement on the series, these works take the idea of imaginary objects and explore “their possibility to manifest in the physical realm.” The artist’s takes on this concept combine bulbous, organic forms with a fascinatingly “plastic” texture, and objects that seem to sit waiting for someone to put them to work.


A screen capture of Stephanie Cormier's art portfolio websiteStephanie's art portfolio website

 

Throughout her portfolio, Stephanie tends toward a desaturated, almost pastel colour palette. The surfaces of objects, wall-hangings, and sculptures often feature bright patterns of geometric shapes and lines, lending to the sense of almost childlike wonder inherent in the creation of these imaginary forms.  


A traingular sculpture made from wood, textile, and other materialsUntitled


About the author

Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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