how can i help you?
Installation by Monica Joy Peeff
December 5th ~ 26th 2020
Good Talks feat. Daumante Stirbyte
December 16th 2020 @ 6:30pm
December 5th - 26th, 2020
Open every Saturday 12pm-4pm
402 1/2 Richmond St, Upper Left
“Cigarette packages will be the 'ugliest colour in the world' starting in November.” (CBCnews, CBC/Radio Canada, 1 May 2019)
This time last year, the standardization of packaging was made mandatory for the manufacturing, distribution, and compliance for all tobacco products in Canada. Cigarette packs presented in this installation were collected as this change unfolded over the span of a year.
“Once you remove the advertising, what you really remove is the emotional layer that comes with these products. I think if you strip that back, it’s no longer about the emotion. It’s just about the product.” (Bresge, Adina. Global News, 28 Oct. 2019)
How Can I Help You? is an installation that explores topics of emotional dependency on people, substances, and the rituals developed as a result of such.
Works will be on display at Good Sport Gallery until December 26th, 2020. Available to be viewed Saturdays 12 - 4pm or by appointment. Limited people in the space at once, masks required to enter.
Monica Joy Peeff is a 21 year old emerging artist in Ontario, Canada. Their artistic practice involves exploring guilt/shame culture, with a focus on dependency and connection in media such as ceramics, digital works, drawing and installation.
Virtual Good Talks is a monthly series of artist talks where emerging artists with connections to London discuss their careers.
Daumante Stirbyte (Dauma) was born and raised in Lithuania but moved to Ireland in 2007. She graduated from the National College of Art and Design (Ireland) in 2016 with a Bachelor of Design, specializing in ceramics. Dauma was a long term international artist in residence at the London Clay Art Centre (Canada) from 2017 to 2020, where she also taught sculpture classes. Since moving to Canada she’s taken part in numerous group shows, exhibitions and fundraisers. Dauma was named Best in Show at Fusion’s 2018 Emerging artist exhibition. She is currently represented by The Gardiner Museum in Toronto and The Benz Gallery in London, Ontario.
Since July 2020, Dauma has been working independently from her home studio in London, ON.
Dauma's talk will be hosted live on Zoom on December 16 at 6:30pm.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89849508050
We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.