Design at Riverside
7 Melville Street S, Cambridge, ON
When is a wall not a wall, but a line in space?
Ephemeral Frontiers explores positive and negative space, and challenges our preconceptions of permanence by introducing a softer, pliable side to structure. The exhibition combines functional and conceptual works through the shared use of textile-based materials and highlights the impact on interior space when neutral and vivid colours are juxtaposed.
Featuring multiple works by molo (Vancouver), Hyang Cho (Guelph) and Andrew MacDonald (Peterborough).
molo, based in Vancouver, Canada, is a collaborative design and production studio led by Stephanie Forsythe (B.EDS, M.ARCH) and Todd MacAllen (B.FA, B.EDS, M.ARCH).
The molo studio is dedicated to the research of materials and the exploration of space making. As a design and manufacturing company, molo creates and distributes its unique and innovative products to clients around the world.
molo products grow from Forsythe and MacAllen’s architectural explorations. Inspired by the idea that smaller tactile objects have a real potency in the physical experience of space, molo sets out to create objects that can define intimate, temporal spaces.
Recognized for poetic beauty and pragmatic innovation, molo’s products have received numerous international awards and have been acquired into the collections of museums and galleries worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
Born in Peterborough Ontario, Andrew MacDonald is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and earned a Master's of Fine Art degree from the University of Western Ontario.
MacDonald has had several solo and group exhibitions in Toronto, New York, and during the summer of 2014 he was an artist in residence at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Aberdeenshire Scotland. He has also been successful in receiving Project Grants from Canada Council for the arts and the Ontario Arts Council.
Keeping in mind a formal and figurative vocabulary, MacDonald explores the physical nature of textiles. His studio practice involves the production of machine-knit and hand woven textiles that he hangs, twists, stretches, layers, felts and binds.
Hyang Cho’s art practice engages rule-based, repetitive processes that challenge ideas of completeness, efficiency, correctness and rationality by testing them against process, repetition, omission, translation and error. Cho holds a Bachelor of Arts (history) from Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art + Design (painting), Calgary, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Guelph, Ontario.
Recent exhibitions include Nothing Much, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, Ontario (2015), In the Making, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (2014), Procés, Optica un centre d’art contemporain, Montréal, Quebec (2013), and Hyang Cho, K. Nicol and Joseph Beuys: predisposed (...to thinking through the eye of mutual convenience), McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario (2013). Cho was born in Seoul, Korea and currently lives and works in Guelph, Ontario.