2024 calendar

903 Lansdowne Ave (Laneway garage)
Toronto, Ontario


Toy Bubble 

Natasha Katedralis

May 10 - June 8, 2024
Exhibition text

For how long can you scale the cliff of a metaphor, or probe ambiguity before it dissolves entirely into atmosphere?

Vancouver-based Natasha Katedralis’ solo exhibition spans photography, drawing, and soft sculpture to examine the pliability of material truth and the potency of visual allegory. Orchestrating chimeric interpretations in her imagery, the artist highlights the threshold between manipulation and play that is always probed in the process of creative representation and storytelling. Jingle bells, ribbons, sound insulation, zippers—Katedralis’ expansive inventory tickles the sensorium with implied aurality and gesture, reveling in the enchantment and visceral pleasures of our material world. Toy Bubble is the artist‘s first solo exhibition.

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UV print on pvc, oil paint, stonewool, mica powder, bells

Envisioner, 2024
stonewool, bells

Sun Embarrass, 2024
UV print on brass, oil paint, lacquer, mylar, pins

Sleeve Which Is Sense, 2024
UV print on pvc, hand-tinted with oil paint, graphite, pins

Natasha Katedralis (b. Calgary, AB) is an artist living on the unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories, colonially known as Vancouver, Canada. Working with digital photography, material forms and often the meeting of the two, Katedralis’ practice is motivated by perceptual and formal relationships possible within and in-dialogue-with the virtual space of images. Using montage, material study, and digital manipulation, her work prioritizes sensory feeling, an orientation of close-looking and a material reading of the world.

Katedralis holds a BFA from the University of British Columbia. Recent group and duo-exhibitions include Prop at City Centre Motor Hotel (2022, Vancouver), Connect Mention Rückenfigur at Liquidation World (2021, Vancouver), and a capsule fashion collection that was exhibited on the P.LU.R.O.M.A. SS23 runway at Liquidation World. Katedralis is a two-time nominee for The Lind Emerging Artist Prize (2017, 2022)