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SCULPTURAL MOSAIC

Webspinner Shawn Postoff presents a selection of mosaics created over the past decade.

Combining glass, tile, stone, metals, and found objects, each piece is a glittering doorway into a broad, online storytelling network of text, image, and film.

MARCH 10 - 24, 2016

Artscape Youngplace

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SHAWN POSTOFF

I'm a Toronto-based artist working in a wide array of new, old, and ancient media. I think of myself as a "Webspinner" -- the Internet is my primary substrate, and upon it I place my various works of trans-media art.  The creation process is ongoing; there's no definitive beginning or end to the large-scale structure of the networked storytelling. 

Each of the mosaic works included in this exhibition is a physical node in my narrative network. My materials include: vitreous, smalti, and stained glass; ceramic and porcelain tile; stone and crystal; cast metals and findings; grout; wood; found objects and dissected electronics.  With it all, I build three-dimensional sculptural wall-mounts that stand alone as abstract works of art.

When photographed, indexed, and deployed into cyberspace, these mosaics also become the subject of digital images that are each available for deep linking with other regions of my online storytelling universe.

My vision is for a hyperlinked web of timelines, images, and texts that serve as a metaphorical portrait of my evolving identity. As such, it becomes a resource of personal narratives that can be mined as a tool for self-analysis and self-knowledge. I periodically review my past deployments in search of meaningful (or mysterious) patterns of mind and consciousness.  These alternating seasons of creation and reflection allow for self-directed exploration, therapy, and, every once in a while, exorcism.

I hope and expect that future creation cycles will draw upon these mosaics to embroider and illustrate my burgeoning, online narratives. Each of these pieces can thus be approached as a doorway into elsewhere spaces of my mind.

PIECE ID TITLE
PRICE ($ CAD)
973004 Exoplanets
600
973009 Camwhore
600
973010 Cupid's Promise
Claimed
973013 The Discovery of Play
3,500
973020 Thorvaldsen's Tableau
5,000,000
973039 Rhyming Couplets
1,000
973041 Love Breaks Through
3,000
973043 A Bug in the System
3,000
973044 Tunnels of Pleasure
1,500
973045 He Flew Into the Nile
4,000
973047 Distillations of Desire
4,000
973049 Government Services Delivery Cluster
4,000
973050 He Fell Into the Nile
4,500
973065 HQ$T BONN
3,000
973067 Quotation Marks
2,500
973069 And the Nexus was NakedMost
3,500
973071.E Mountain Pass
Claimed
973071.F A Deep Sounding
400
973088.B Multiple Possible Translations
Claimed
973088.C Induction Toil
Claimed
973089 The Trains Always Run On Time
3,500
973092 And Upon It, Threee Keyholes of Tantalizing Darkness
4,000
973095.D As Nature Does
300
973095.E Puberty
Claimed
973099 He Fell Into Denial
4,000
973101 Hadrian Wept Like a Woman
5,000
973105.F Escapement
1,500
973106.I Hadrian Founded a City
150
973108 On the Banx of the Four Rivers Nile
3,500
973110 Something In My Throat
3,500
973115.A Architecture
200
973115.B Music
Claimed
973115.C Sculpture
200
973115.D Painting
200
973116.B A Brief and Blazing Love
Claimed
973116.D The Library of Alexandria
Claimed
973117.A M'Lord?
Claimed
973117.B Generation Gaps
Claimed
973121.C Tempting Fate
Claimed
973121.D The Art of Vitalis
800
973122.I Obfuscation
700
973122.K LOL
400
973125 Clear and Concise Instructions...
4,500
973126 A Magnificent Breakthrough
3,500
973128.A The Little Death
750
973128.B Holy $T! We're Dreaming in Colour!
3500
973128.C The Writing on the Wall
3500
973128.D Home Page
Claimed
973128.E The False Phlags of Orthodoxy
1,200
973128.F With a Wink and Nod to Boson Zabigyon
750
973129.E In a State of Erotica
Claimed
973138.L Blue-Skying It
500
973139.A GMR UMGUG UMDI UIUN
Claimed
973141 I¢XQ UI$MOAL
2,000
973143.I UHNX$ HIH ORUM
1,500
973145 Beach
800
973154 GN BODN
Claimed
973202 Fleshpot
1,200
973209 Precision Instruments
4,000
973242.B I've Always Wanted to Famously Quip Something
Claimed
973243.A A Constellation is Bourne
400
973300.G An Abacus of Mindful Arithmetic
Claimed
973300.H Sexy
Claimed
973300.I Comfort
Claimed
973301.A NX$ AXD
Claimed
973301.B NX$ $NI
Claimed
973301.C NX$ $LI$I
Claimed
973301.D NX$ RBIOI
Claimed
973301.E NX$ XMI$I
75
973301.H NX$ $$I
Claimed
   

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