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Item Name: Sculpture
Title: Fragment For An Imagined Interior, I & II
Maker: Gisele Amantea
Year: 1985
Country: Canadian
Materials: ceramic; painted wood
Measurements: Part I: 67.5 cm x 40 cm x 52.5 cm; Part II: 78.12 cm x 162.5 cm x 106.25 cm
ID Number: PC91.7

Extended Label Info: Gisele Amantea is known for creating interdisciplinary work in a variety of media, including sculpture, drawing, wallpaper and textiles to video, graphic novels and book-works. Her sculptures often explore incorporate texture and found objects, exploring the role of ornament and decoration in relation to architectural space. She also researches deeply into the history and context of a place or object to create work, exploring questions related to gender, class, nostalgia, history, memory and the relationship of private and public space. These sculptures are related to both drawing and furniture. Gisele Marie Amantea (1953- ) Born in Calgary, Amantea earned her BFA at the University of Calgary (1976) and her MFA from the University of Puget Sound, Washington (1979). During the 1980s Amantea lived in Regina. She currently lives in Montreal where she taught in the Studio Arts program at Concordia University from 1995 to 2012. Her artwork has been exhibited widely in Canada, and internationally, notably in “Oh, Canada” - a major survey exhibition of work by Canadian artists curated by MASS MoCA, in Massachusetts, USA.