Ingrid Mayrhofer – Steel Town

Collographs

July 8 – 31, 2016
Opening reception Friday July 8, 7-9:30pm

Invitation for the exhibition Steel TownAn exhibition of new prints from three series, Steel Town, Hot Rolled and On the Slag Heap – each offering  visual interpretations of Hamilton’s industrial sector.

Steel Town depicts aerial view sections of Hamilton’s industrialized areas, together with facades of residential streets in its vicinity. Hot Rolled builds on the theme Steel Town. Two rows of industrial sector houses provide a border for abstracted interpretation of the steelmaking process. Objects found on and around the houses suggest a connection between the industry and its products. On the Slag Heap is the final set of prints in this series, offering a post-industrial vision. Houses on the bright side of the slagheap have been remodeled in a style of industrial chic. Steel roofs and facades on neo-modernist architectural cubes are set in the midst of a new park. In the shadow of the slagheap are the remnants of industry.

The artist acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council.

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