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Erin Vincent is an artist based in Toronto, ON, Canada.
Erin explains the work by saying, “Through the collection and manipulation of societal ephemera I consider how art is able to embody what language defies and how the amalgam of materials affect the viewer. Within the work the hierarchy of matter is eliminated forming parity between the inanimate and the living. These things possess their own liveliness, ability to engage and be engaged with. Familiar materials captivate the viewer until further consideration elicits subtle unease, evoking conflicting emotions awakened by the forms’ agency. Themes of memory, vulnerability and emotionally charged states are explored; juxtaposed against the use of a variety of processes associated with utilitarian methods that are repetitive in nature and labour intensive. The materials and methods employed emphasize the significance of process and play with the physical and psychological tensions that exist between forms and material.”